motivation

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noun mo·ti·va·tion \ˌmō-tə-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of motivation

  1. 1 a :  the act or process of motivating b :  the condition of being motivated

  2. 2 :  a motivating force, stimulus, or influence :  incentive, drive

motivational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

motivationally

adverb

Examples of motivation in a sentence

  1. Some students need motivation to help them through school.

  2. Many people have questioned her motivations in choosing to run for office at this time.

1873

First Known Use of motivation

1873


MOTIVATION Defined for English Language Learners

motivation

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noun mo·ti·va·tion \ˌmō-tə-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of motivation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone

  • : the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated

  • : a force or influence that causes someone to do something


Medical Dictionary

motivation

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noun mo·ti·va·tion \ˌmōt-ə-ˈvā-shən\

Medical Definition of motivation

  1. 1a:  the act or process of motivatingb:  the condition of being motivated

  2. 2:  a motivating force, stimulus, or influence (as a drive or incentive) <lacks the motivation to lose weight>

motivational

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motivationally

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