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1. The act of making a conscious choice or decision: He left of his own volition.
2. The power or faculty of choosing; the will: as long as I can exercise my volition.

[French, from Medieval Latin volitiō, volitiōn-, from Latin velle, vol-, to wish; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vo·li′tion·al adj.
vo·li′tion·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.volitionally - in a willing mannervolitionally - in a willing manner; "I willingly accept"
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The definition chosen was information that was obtained from other areas or from different systems volitionally used elsewhere without having to retype that same information.
The routine work of representative bodies, namely the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis, should be optimally transparent, because, being volitionally elected by the people; representatives have to be accountable to them.
Promise of using surface EMG signals to volitionally control ankle joint position for powered transtibial prostheses.
15) "more effective at volitionally allocating their attention in the face of distractions" (OPHIR; NASS; WAGNER, 2009, p.
Small and cheap shares were highly demanded as dealers were concerned over the decision of several companies to withdraw from the market volitionally, negatively impacting on small investors and dealers, he pointed out.
First of all, when referring to animals, or--more specifically--to their body parts and behaviour, the speakers of Polish volitionally and consciously employ such animal-specific terms as zdychac 'to die' rather than umierac 'to die' or pysk 'muzzle' rather than twarz 'face' (see Kempf (1985)), that is various animal-specific terms which, in turn, may and frequently are used with reference to people, however, with a strong negative axiological load.
Motivated actions are understood as self-determined when they are engaged in volitionally and driven by personal values, as opposed to being mandated or solicited by the social environment.
The ability of subjects to volitionally command a six DoF VH into seven functional postures was quantified (Figure 7) using the average CR, MT, and PE performance metrics for each subject (S1-S4).
But before we talk about the act of volitionally varying the degree of nasal resonance, it is prudent to return to one of the Mega-Truths from my first "myths" article, (2) which helps dispel many of these vocal myths.
Herr has given two TED Talks, the most recent of which was the first demonstration of a running gait under neural command, showing off a pair of his bionic prostheses controlled volitionally through direct neural signals.
Self-injury (SI) is nonsuicidal, volitionally self-inflicted harm to the body that is not socially sanctioned (Klonsky, Muehlenkamp, Lewis, & Walsh, 2011); suicide attempts involve self-injurious behavior with the intent to die (Claes et ah, 2010).
Ability to relax volitionally to assist normal urination and defecation.