- of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
- causing emotion or feeling.
Origin of affective
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Examples from the Web for affective
Instead, it turned out to be richly perceptual and affective.A Silence Worth 1,000 Pictures
September 20, 2013
The repetitive nature of his work is both effective and affective, especially in an exhibition of this scale.Keith Haring’s Public, Political Art at Paris’s Musée D’Art Moderne
April 19, 2013
These feelings are the affective basis of the idea of nationalism.
It is an aspect of the whole process of development of the affective life.
A third class within this category is that of affective qualities and affections.
In like manner there are affective qualities and affections of the soul.
All association with an affective basis is strictly excluded.Essay on the Creative Imagination
- psychol relating to affects
- concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
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- Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.
- Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.
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