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Meaning of purposive

pur•pos•ive

Pronunciation: (pûr'pu-siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. having, showing, or acting with a purpose, intention, or design.
  2. adapted to a purpose or end.
  3. serving some purpose.
  4. determined; resolute.
  5. of or characteristic of purpose.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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