[ af-ek-tiv ]
/ ˈæf ɛk tɪv /
of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
causing emotion or feeling.
Origin of affective
Related formsaf·fec·tive·ly, adverbaf·fec·tiv·i·ty [af-ek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·af·fec·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for affectivity
Nor does he contribute much likely to be of permanent value in any part of the wide domain of affectivity.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
British Dictionary definitions for affectivity
/ (əˈfɛktɪv) /
psychol relating to affects
concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
Derived Formsaffectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) or affectiveness, noun
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Medicine definitions for affectivity
[ ə-fĕk′tĭv ]
Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.
Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.
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