Definitions for volitionvoʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo•li•tionvoʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-(n.)

  1. the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of the will:

    She left of her own volition.

  2. the power of willing or choosing; will.

  3. a choice or decision made by the will.

Origin of volition:

1605–15; < ML volitiō, der. of L vol-, var. s. of velle to want, wish (see will1)

vo•li′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volition, will(noun)

    the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

    "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith

  2. volition, willing(noun)

    the act of making a choice

    "followed my father of my own volition"

Wiktionary

  1. volition(Noun)

    A conscious choice or decision.

  2. volition(Noun)

    The mental power or ability of choosing; the will.

    Out of all the factors that can influence a person's decision, none can match the power of his or her own volition.

  3. Origin: From volition, from volitio, from volo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volition(noun)

    the act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will

  2. Volition(noun)

    the result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice

  3. Volition(noun)

    the power of willing or determining; will

Freebase

  1. Volition

    Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. It is defined as purposive striving and is one of the primary human psychological functions. Others include affection, motivation, and cognition. Volitional processes can be applied consciously or they can be automatized as habits over time. Most modern conceptions of volition address it as a process of conscious action control which becomes automatized.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Volition

    Voluntary activity without external compulsion.

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