Definition of purposive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    purposive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpərpəsɪv//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1having a clear and definite purpose synonym purposeful
  2. 2 the human capacity for thought and purposive action
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