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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.
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(ˈkɒnətɪv; ˈkəʊ-)
1. (Grammar) grammar denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the effort of the agent in performing the activity described by the verb
2. (Psychology) of or relating to conation
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