What does emotion mean?

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ɪˈmoʊ ʃənemo·tion

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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.

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

  2. emotion(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. emotion

    A feeling.

    Emotion comes in many forms e.g. joy, love, peace etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce emotion?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of emotion in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Thomassey:

    There's always so much emotion involved in these cases, that's the hard part from a defense posture and a prosecution posture. You just hope that the people listen to the law, set aside whatever emotions are involved, follow the law, and render the proper decision.

  2. Ran Craycraft:

    AI will soon be able to measure productivity based on the quality of work produced, writers’ productivity could easily be measured based on the volume, complexity, and emotion of the stories they produce. In sales, the number of emails sent and the ratio of positive to negative responses could be an additional metric that factors into a salesperson's compensation.

  3. Giovanni Pando:

    It was overwhelming. I felt every emotion you could think of just from being happy for Erika Benning and also missing Erika Benning. I was also trying to keep my composure as well.

  4. Abby Schreiber:

    I don’t think it’s necessarily unwise for a business to make a political statement, particularly privately-owned businesses in the fashion sector, said Abby Schreiber, managing editor at Paper Magazine. Fashion has always been about expression, provocation and, not infrequently, politics and, to that end, these designers ’ refusal to dress Melania Trump is not, in and of itself, unusual for this industry. fashion designers have long attempted to tell a story about their brand and vision and to articulate a feeling, emotion or sense of who their customer or ‘ muse ’ is, Schreiber said. And for those designers who are troubled by the hateful, bigoted rhetoric that surrounded Trump’s campaign, it may make sense for them to want to distance their brand and their vision from it. But Robert Casey, President of modeling agency Maggie, Inc., offered a simple solution.

  5. E. M. Forster:

    Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due -- she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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