What does emotion mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emotion

    e-mō′shun, n. a moving of the feelings: agitation of mind: (phil.) one of the three groups of the phenomena of the mind.&mdasmdash;adj. Emō′tional.—n. Emō′tionalism, tendency to emotional excitement, the habit of working on the emotions, the indulgence of superficial emotion.—adv. Emō′tionally.—adjs. Emō′tionless; Emō′tive, pertaining to the emotions. [L. emotion-ememovēre, emōtum, to stir up—e, forth, movēre, to move.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emotion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emotion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. T. S. Eliot:

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…

  2. Thomas Hardy:

    Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

  3. Arnaud Clement:

    Of course it is good for us. In a final there is always more emotion, more pressure. Experience is important.

  4. Rmy de Gourmont:

    Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

  5. Kun Guo:

    This is the first empirical experiment that will show dogs can integrate visual and oratory inputs to understand or differentiate human emotion as dog emotion.

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