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Affective is sometimes a misspelling of effective.

Affective is a member of the word family affect, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adjective affective

What does affective mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characterized by emotion

Alternative definition of the adjective affective


  1. Relating to, resulting from, or influenced by the emotions.
  2. Emotional; emotionally charged.

Definition of the noun affective

What does affective mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun affective

Glossary of sports

relating to emotional responses (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with affective

  1. affective disorder
  2. major affective disorder
  3. Seasonal affective disorder

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affective

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Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

by Maqbool Ahmad

Affective. Refers to certain aspects of growth deals with emotional development. • To do with feelings or emotions, such as the component of an attitude concemed with feelings. Affective assessment. A term used to refers to the measurement of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration (2006)

by Fenwick W. English

Developing the whole child, which includes not only the cognitive domain but the affective domain as well, only makes sense in the global world in which we live. —Shirley Jackson See also affective education; behavior, student; esteem ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1- 3 (2010)

Negative reinforcement – Increasing the likelihood of a behavior by omitting a negative affective punisher. Positive emotions – A category of emotion that consists of appetitive prosocial emotions (e.g., happiness/joy) and consummatory ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

cf: affective learning; affective teaching;

Google previewEncyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2013)

by Byron Kaldis

Affective intelligence refers to a set of skills and abilities that allows individuals to recognize, manage, respond to, and communicate emotions effectively. There has been growing popular recognition of the pivotal role of affect in social life, ...

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Quotes about affective

I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain. (Ray Walston)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1C3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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