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motivation meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of motivation at MeaningMonkey.org. motivation meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of motivation (noun)

  1. the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
    • "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
    • synonyms: motive, need
  2. the condition of being motivated
    • "his motivation was at a high level"
  3. the act of motivating; providing incentive
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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