affective

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adjective af·fec·tive \a-ˈfek-tiv\

Definition of affective

  1. 1 :  relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions :  emotional cognitive and affective symptoms the novel's affective death scene

  2. 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

see 2affect


Medical Dictionary

affective

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adjective af·fec·tive \a-ˈfek-tiv\

Medical Definition of affective

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

affectively

adverb

affectivity

\ˌaf-ˌek-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun plural

affectivities



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