Conative meaning

känətiv, kōnətiv
Having to do with conation.
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Expressing endeavor or effort.
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Of or pertaining to a striving action.

The conative, as opposed to the cognitive or affective, relates to purposeful, but not necessarily ultimately rational, action.

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Origin of conative

  • From Latin conatio (“an act of attempting”)
    From Wiktionary