conation


co·na·tion

noun \kō-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of CONATION

:  an inclination (as an instinct, a drive, a wish, or a craving) to act purposefully :  impulse 3
co·na·tive \ˈkō-nə-tiv, ˈkä-, ˈkō-ˌnā-\ adjective

Origin of CONATION

Latin conation-, conatio act of attempting, from conari to attempt — more at deacon
First Known Use: circa 1837

co·na·tion

noun \kō-ˈnā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONATION

: an inclination (as an instinct, a drive, a wish, or a craving) to act purposefully : impulse 2
co·na·tive \ˈkō-nət-iv, -ˌnāt-; ˈkän-ət-\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: conational (adjective)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: conarite
All Words Near: conation

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up conation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More