affective

adjective af·fec·tive \ a-ˈfek-tiv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of affective

1 :relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions :emotional
  • cognitive and affective symptoms
  • the novel's affective death scene
2 :expressing emotion
  • affective language
  • behaviors that elicit affective reactions

affectively

adverb

affectivity

play \ˌa-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of affective

Middle English affectif, borrowed from Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin affectīvus, from Latin affectus, past participle of afficere "to produce an effect on, exert an influence on" + -īvus -ive — more at 3affect


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affective

adjective af·fec·tive \ a-ˈfek-tiv \

medical Definition of affective

:relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions :emotional
  • affective symptoms

affectively

adverb

affectivity

play \ˌaf-ˌek-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun plural affectivities


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