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n. Psychology
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.

[Latin cōnātiō, cōnātiōn-, effort, from cōnātus, past participle of cōnārī, to try.]

co·na′tion·al, co′na·tive (kō′nə-tĭv, kŏn′ə-) adj.


(Psychology) the element in psychological processes that tends towards activity or change and appears as desire, volition, and striving
[C19: from Latin cōnātiō an attempting, from cōnārī to try]
coˈnational adj


(koʊˈneɪ ʃən)

the aspect of mental life having to do with purposive behavior, including desiring, resolving, and striving.
[1605–15; < Latin cōnātiō an effort =cōnā(rī) to try + -tiō -tion]
con•a•tive (ˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-) adj.
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