Definition of purposively in English:



See purposive

  • ‘The primary data were purposively collected, from 30 sample farmers in two sample villages in North Arcot district for various crops and farm size under irrigated and rainfed conditions.’
  • ‘As a result, the process of the origination of species constantly hides and even annihilates those origins, not purposively but through random carnage and mere oblivion.’
  • ‘This approach allows the researcher to sample purposively (if not randomly) and so ensure a wide range of characteristics of interviewees.’
  • ‘Ballinakill on the other hand slowly consolidated their play and purposively strode in front, without much resistance, in the second half.’
  • ‘Think about what it means to purposively kill other humans.’