conative
adjective see conation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Conative — Co na*tive (? or ?), a. [See {Conatus}.] Of or pertaining to conation. [1913 Webster] This division of mind into the three great classes of the cognitive faculties, the feelings, . . . and the exertive or conative powers, . . . was first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conative — index discretionary, voluntary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conative — 1836, from L. conatus, pp. of conari to endeavor, to try (see CONATION (Cf. conation)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conative — [kän′ə tiv, kōn′ə tiv] adj. 1. having to do with conation 2. Linguis. expressing endeavor or effort: said of an aspect of certain verbs, as in Arabic …   English World dictionary

  • conative — /kon euh tiv, koh neuh /, adj. 1. Psychol. pertaining to or of the nature of conation. 2. Gram. expressing endeavor or effort: a conative verb. n. 3. Gram. a conative word, affix, or verbal aspect. [1680 90; CONAT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conative — I. ˈkōnəd.iv, ˈkän adjective Etymology: conation + ive 1. : having the characteristics of or involving conation literature and art appeal as much to the affective and conative as to the merely cognitive side of man s being Aldous Huxley 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conative — adjective /ˈkəʊn.ə.tɪv,ˈkoʊn.ə.tɪv/ Of or pertaining to a striving action. The conative, as opposed to the cognitive or affective, relates to purposeful, but not necessarily ultimately rational, action. Syn: conational See Also: conation …   Wiktionary

  • conative — ● conatif, conative adjectif (latin conari, s efforcer de) Qui se rapporte à la volonté et à l effort. Se dit d une forme verbale propre à exprimer l idée d effort …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conative — /ˈkoʊnətɪv/ (say kohnuhtiv), /ˈkɒnətɪv/ (say konuhtiv) adjective 1. Psychology relating to or of the nature of conation. 2. Grammar expressing endeavour or effort: a conative verb …   Australian English dictionary

  • conative — См. conativo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

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