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pur·po·sive

 (pûr′pə-sĭv)
adj.
1. Having or serving a purpose.
2. Purposeful: purposive behavior.

pur′po·sive·ly adv.
pur′po·sive·ness n.
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purposive

(ˈpɜːpəsɪv)
adj
1. relating to, having, or indicating conscious intention
2. serving a purpose; useful
ˈpurposively adv
ˈpurposiveness n
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pur•pos•ive

(ˈpɜr pə sɪv)

adj.
1. having or acting with a purpose or intention.
2. serving some purpose.
3. determined; resolute.
[1850–55]
pur′pos•ive•ly, adv.
pur′pos•ive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

purposive

adj remark, statement, action, behaviourgezielt; the purposive use of scientific progressder gezielte Einsatz des wissenschaftlichen Fortschritts; to be purposiveeinen Zweck verfolgen
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