Definitions for Incentiveɪnˈsɛn tɪv

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  1. incentive, inducement, motivator(noun)

    a positive motivational influence

  2. bonus, incentive(noun)

    an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

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  1. incentive(Noun)

    Something that motivates, rouses, or encourages.

    I have no incentive to do housework right now.

  2. Origin: From medieval Latin incentivus, from incinere, from in + canere. The formation appears to have been influenced by incendere ' to set on fire'.

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  1. Incentive(adj)

    inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative

  2. Incentive(adj)

    serving to kindle or set on fire

  3. Incentive(noun)

    that which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action

  4. Origin: [L. incentivus, from incinere to strike up or set the tune; pref. in- + canere to sing. See Enchant, Chant.]

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  1. Incentive

    An incentive is something that motivates an individual to perform an action. The study of incentive structures is central to the study of all economic activities. Economic analysis, then, of the differences between societies largely amounts to characterizing the differences in incentive structures faced by individuals involved in these collective efforts. Ultimately, incentives aim to provide value for money and contribute to organizational success.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Incentive' in Nouns Frequency: #1658

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