Definitions for Motivationˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mo•ti•va•tionˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən(n.)
an act or instance of motivating.
the state of being motivated.
something that motivates; inducement.
Origin of motivation:
motivation, motive, need(noun)
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"
the condition of being motivated
"his motivation was at a high level"
the act of motivating; providing incentive
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
motivation(noun)ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən
enthusiasm for doing sth
a lack of employee motivation
motivationˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən
a reason or purpose for doing sth
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Willingness of action especially in behavior
The action of motivating.
Something which motivates.
An incentive or reason for doing something.
a research rating that measures how the rational and emotional elements of a commercial affect consumer intention to consider, visit, or buy something.
The motivation scores showed that 65% of people wanted to visit our website to learn more about the offer after watching the commercial.
Origin: motive, from the verb moveo, + -ation
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
Translations for Motivation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cause to act in a particular way
He was motivated by jealousy.
- إثارَه، تَشْويق، تَحْفيز، حَفْزArabic
- motivaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die MotivierungGerman
- κίνητρο, παρακίνησηGreek
- מוֹטִיבַציָה, הֲנַעַהHebrew
- indok(lás), motivációHungarian
- áhugi; ástæða, hvötIcelandic
- 동기 부여Korean
- motyvacija, stimulasLithuanian
- motivācija; stimulsLatvian
- motivacija; utemeljitevSlovenian
- motivering, motivationSwedish
- motivasyon, güdülenmeTurkish
- 動機Chinese (Trad.)
- sự thúc đẩyVietnamese
- 动力，动机，诱因，促进因素Chinese (Simp.)
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