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Related to purposive: purposive sampling
1. Having or serving a purpose.
2. Purposeful: purposive behavior.
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1. relating to, having, or indicating conscious intention
2. serving a purpose; useful
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pur•pos•ive(ˈpɜr pə sɪv)
1. having or acting with a purpose or intention.
2. serving some purpose.
3. determined; resolute.
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|Adj.||1.||purposive - having or showing or acting with a purpose or design; "purposive behavior"|
nonrandom - not random
|2.||purposive - having a purpose; "purposive behavior"|
purposeful - serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
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