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affective

[ af-ek-tiv ]
/ ˈæf ɛk tɪv /
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adjective

of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
causing emotion or feeling.

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Origin of affective

1540–50; from Medieval Latin affectīvus, equivalent to Latin affect(us) (action noun; see affect1) + -īvus -ive
af·fec·tive·ly, adverbaf·fec·tiv·i·ty [af-ek-tiv-i-tee], /ˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·af·fec·tive, adjective
affective , effective
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British Dictionary definitions for affective

affective
/ (əˈfɛktɪv) /

adjective

psychol relating to affects
concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
affectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) or affectiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for affective

affective
[ ə-fĕktĭv ]

adj.

Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.
Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.
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