Definitions for emotionɪˈmoʊ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emotion(noun)

    any strong feeling

Wiktionary

  1. emotion(Noun)

    A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.

  2. emotion(Noun)

    A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.

  3. Origin: From émotion, from émouvoir based on Latin emotus, past participle of emovo, from e- (variant of ex-), and movo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emotion(noun)

    a moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body

Freebase

  1. Emotion

    In psychology, philosophy, and their many subsets, emotion is the generic term for subjective, conscious experience that is characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. Emotion is often associated and considered reciprocally influential with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation, as well as influenced by hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, oxytocin, cortisol and GABA. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. An alternative definition of emotion is a "positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity." The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions. Although those acting primarily on emotion may seem as if they are not thinking, cognition is an important aspect of emotion, particularly the interpretation of events. For example, the experience of fear usually occurs in response to a threat. The cognition of danger and subsequent arousal of the nervous system is an integral component to the subsequent interpretation and labeling of that arousal as an emotional state. Emotion is also linked to behavioral tendency.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emotion' in Nouns Frequency: #1253


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