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Definition of purposive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

purposive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːpəsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrpəsɪv//
 
(formal)
 
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having a clear and definite purpose synonym purposeful the human capacity for thought and purposive action
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