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n. pl. mo·ti·vi·ties
The power of moving or causing motion.
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the power of moving or of initiating motion
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(moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti)

the power of initiating or producing motion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motivity - the power or ability to movemotivity - the power or ability to move  
mobility - the quality of moving freely
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