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motivation meaning

[ ˌməuti'veiʃən ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "motivation""motivation" in a sentence
  • Noun: motivation  `mowtu'veyshun
    1. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behaviour
      "we did not understand his motivation"
      - motive, need 
    2. The condition of being motivated
      "his motivation was at a high level" 
    3. The act of motivating; providing incentive
      - motivating

    Derived forms: motivations

    See also: motivate, motivational

    Type of: act, condition, deed, human action, human activity, psychological feature, status

    Encyclopedia: Motivation

  • [Medicine]
    Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli. n
    a : the act or process of motivating
    b : the condition of being motivated
    2 : a motivating force, stimulus, or influence (as a drive or incentive) ‹sex as the motivation of animal behavior —E. A. Armstrong› — mo·ti·va·tion·al adj — mo·ti·va·tion·al·ly adv
  • They lack the motivation to study.
  • They are empty of credibility, and motivation.
  • His major worries were communication and motivation.
  • These two motivations are still the major driving forces.
  • They shared a skeptical assessment of soviet motivations.
  • The motivations are only one class of determinations of behavior.
  • They are empty of humanity, credibility, and motivation.
  • There is some kind of service motivation which keeps on after me.
  • Another motivation was the desire to secure the truth of mathematics.
  • The result is that most workers still feel little motivation to excel.
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