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affective

[af-ek-tiv] /ˈæf ɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
2.
causing emotion or feeling.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin affectīvus, equivalent to Latin affect(us) (action noun; see affect1) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
affectively, adverb
affectivity
[af-ek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonaffective, adjective
Can be confused
affective, effective (see synonym study at effective)
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Examples from the web for affective
  • Fish countered the affective fallacy, arguing that all meaning resided in the experience of the reader.
  • We have to step up to the mark and realise our own universal nature, and how affective it is or can be.
  • We know that personal decisions and scientific learning have important affective and social components.
  • Seasonal affective disorder--the winter blues--can be lifted with bright light, as long as treatment is timed properly.
  • The theories run the gamut ranging from personality disorders to affective disorders to psychotic disorders.
  • Fortunately, the uneven texture of the bread makes for an affective antialiasing filter.
  • However, it does not rule out bipolar affective disorder.
  • Empathy is part of our affective education that is in short supply.
  • Cannabis use and risk of psychotic or affective mental health outcomes: a systematic review.
  • One form of depression, seasonal affective disorder, is tightly linked with winter.
British Dictionary definitions for affective

affective

/əˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
(psychol) relating to affects
2.
concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
Derived Forms
affectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ), affectiveness, noun
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affective in Medicine

affective af·fec·tive (ə-fěk'tĭv)
adj.

  1. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

  2. Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.

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