Purposive



[pur-puh-siv] /ˈpɜr pə sɪv/

adjective
1.
having, showing, or acting with a , intention, or design.
2.
adapted to a or end.
3.
serving some .
4.
determined; resolute.
5.
of or characteristic of .
/ˈpɜːpəsɪv/
adjective
1.
relating to, having, or indicating conscious intention
2.
serving a purpose; useful
adj.

1849, from purpose + -ive.

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