Definition of Conative

1. a. Of or pertaining to conation.



Definition of Conative

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a striving action. ¹

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Definition of Conative

1. conation [adj] - See also: conation

Medical Definition of Conative

1. Pertaining to, or characterised by, conation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conative

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conacred
conacres
conacring
conal
conalbumin
conanine
conaria
conarial
conarion
conarium
conatal
conation
conational
conations
conative (current term)
conatively
conatumumab
conatus
conazole
conbulker
conbulkers
concamerate
concamerated
concamerates
concamerating
concameration
concamerations
concanamycin
concanavalin

Literary usage of Conative

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1. A Manual of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1915)
"conative development is inseparably connected with cognitive development. ... From this point of view, we may distinguish different levels of conative ..."

2. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"Our conative mental states are combinations of various elementary data in which ... This' dynamic sensation' is the specific quality of conative states. ..."

3. A Text-book of Sociology by James Quayle Dealey, Lester Frank Ward (1905)
"The conative Faculty.— 83. Energy of nature. 84. Mind force. ... A conative cause is a form of the efficient cause, but it is psychic instead of physical; ..."

4. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"THE conative USE. 230!. A verb is sometimes used to denote action proposed, attempted, or begun, but not necessarily carried out. ..."

5. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology by James Sully (1910)
"Emotion and conative Process. In the initial stage of an emotion conation is present ... The conative factor appears much more clearly in the second stage. ..."

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