conatus

noun
co·na·tus | \kōˈnātəs, -nät-\
plural conatus

Definition of conatus 

: a natural tendency, impulse, or striving : conation used in Spinozism with reference to the inclination of a thing to persist in its own being

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History and Etymology for conatus

New Latin, from Latin, effort, from conatus, past participle of conari to attempt

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