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motivation

 
Noun motivation has 3 senses
  1. motivation, motive, need - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
    --1 is a kind of psychological feature
    --1 has particulars:
     life; rational motive; irrational motive; urge, impulse; ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality; psychic energy, mental energy
    Derived form: verb motivate1
  2. motivation - the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
    --2 is a kind of
    condition, status
    Derived form: verb motivate1
  3. motivation, motivating - the act of motivating; providing incentive
    --3 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
    Derived form: verb motivate1
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