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01/12/2013

motivation

Filed under: Psychology,Terminology — anlactunay @ 6:31 AM

motivation
n.
1.
a. The act or process of motivating: the coach’s effective motivation of her players.
b. The state of being motivated: students with a high level of motivation.
2. Something that motivates; an inducement, reason, or goal: “I believe that if your primary motivation in life is to be moral, you don’t become an artist” (Mary Gordon).
http://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=motivation
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plural mo·ti·va·tions
1 [noncount] a : the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone
? Some students need motivation to help them through school.
b : the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated
? employees who lack motivation
2 : a force or influence that causes someone to do something [noncount] ? His behavior seemed to be without motivation. = There seemed to be no motivation [=reason, motive] for his behavior. [count] ? Many people have questioned her motivations in choosing to run for office at this time.
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/motivation
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