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mo·ti·va·tion

(mō′tə-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of motivating: the coach's effective motivation of her players.
b. The state of being motivated; having a desire or willingness to act: students with a high level of motivation.
2. Something that motivates; an inducement, reason, or goal: "If your primary motivation in life is to be moral, you don't become an artist" (Mary Gordon).

mo′ti·va′tion·al adj.
mo′ti·va′tion·al·ly adv.

motivation

(ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of motivating
2. desire to do; interest or drive
3. incentive or inducement
4. (Psychology) psychol the process that arouses, sustains and regulates human and animal behaviour
ˌmotiˈvational adj
ˈmotiˌvative adj

mo•ti•va•tion

(ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of motivating.
2. the state of being motivated.
3. something that motivates; inducement.
[1870–75]
mo`ti•va′tion•al, adj.
mo′ti•va`tive, adj.

Motivation

 

See Also: AMBITION, PURPOSEFULNESS

  1. Good intentions … like very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep —G. Simmons
  2. (I simply) ran out of motives, as a car runs out of gas —John Barth
  3. The true motives of our actions, like the real pipes of an organ, are usually concealed —Charles Caleb Colton
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motivation - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goalmotivation - 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 behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
psychological feature - a feature of the mental life of a living organism
life - a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
rational motive - a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
irrational motive - a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
impulse, urge - an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
mental energy, psychic energy - an actuating force or factor
2.motivation - the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.motivation - the act of motivatingmotivation - the act of motivating; providing incentive
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen

motivation

noun
2. inspiration, drive, desire, ambition, hunger, interest The team may be lacking motivation for next week's game.

motivation

noun
1. Something that encourages:
2. Something that causes and encourages a given response:
3. A basis for an action or a decision:
cause, ground (often used in plural), motive, reason, spring.
Translations
إثارَه، تَشْويق، تَحْفيز، حَفْزتـَحْرِيك
motivace
motivation
motivaatio
motivacija
indokmotiváció
áhugi; ástæîa, hvöt
動機づけ
동기 부여
motivácia
motivation
แรงบันดาลใจ
sự thúc đẩy

motivation

[ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən] Nmotivación f

motivation

[ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən] n
(= motivating force) → motivation f
His prime motivation is money → Sa motivation première est l'argent.
to lack motivation → manquer de motivation
(= specific motive) (for crime, attack)mobile m

motivation

nMotivation f

motivation

[ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃn] nmotivazione f

motive

(ˈməutiv) noun
something that makes a person choose to act in a particular way; a reason. What was his motive for murdering the old lady?
ˈmotivate (-veit) verb
to cause to act in a particular way. He was motivated by jealousy.
motiˈvation noun

motivation

تـَحْرِيك motivace motivation Motivation κίνητρο motivación motivaatio motivation motivacija motivazione 動機づけ 동기 부여 motivatie motivasjon motywacja motivação мотивация motivation แรงบันดาลใจ motivasyon sự thúc đẩy 动机

mo·ti·va·tion

n. motivación, estimulación externa.

motivation

n motivación f
References in classic literature ?
View her position in that light, and you will see (as I see) that it is no base motive which has led her astray.
An uneasy feeling came to Philip that possibly the whole story was an elaborate imposture, not told with any base motive, but merely from a wish to impress, startle, and amaze.
He viewed with swift horror the pit into which he had tumbled, the degraded days, unworthy desires, dead hopes, wrecked faculties and base motives that made up his existence.