acquired drive


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acquired drive

n
(Psychology) psychol a drive, like the desire for money, that has not been inherited but is learned, presumably because it leads to the satisfaction of innate drives
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It's a bit of an acquired drive, too, because there are only three gears, and it's a crash gear box rather than a synchro mesh one - that means you can't change gear smoothly, you have to put it into neutral every time before you change gear.'
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