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>
affectivityplay \ˌa-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Origin and Etymology of affective
First Known Use: 15th century
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