What does emotion mean?

Definitions for emotion
ɪˈmoʊ ʃənemo·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emotionnoun

    any strong feeling

Wiktionary

  1. emotionnoun

    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. emotionnoun

    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. Emotionnoun

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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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. Anuj Somany:

    Writing for an expression of own feelings/emotion reduces stress, but on an expectation of remuneration/appreciation for it increases distress in life.

  2. Stanley Kubrick:

    A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

  3. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri:

    I have felt a lot of emotion. People are waiting for us on the street and the supermarket and at the training ground. They say' thank you for what you are doing', it's not difficult to understand this. It's easy to understand. For the first time in their life the people can win the title, the Premier League. It's unbelievable. It's history and we know this.

  4. Debbie Haskins:

    As a grass roots organization we are committed to keeping our youth, our roadways, and public safe. Whenever a state looks at changing its culture by legalizing a drug, we need to think about the societal costs. VT will hopefully have a spirited discussion in 2015 that we hope will bring science, research and thoughtful discourse to a complicated topic, we hope that VT’ers care enough to have this discussion based on science, rather than emotion or for money.

  5. Lindred Greer:

    When leaders and followers are able to show emotion, it decreases the power distance and increases trust and teams perform better.

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