motivation motivation n. 1. The act or process of motivating. [PJC]

2. The mental process that arouses an organism to action; as, a large part of a teacher's job is to give students the motivation to learn on their own.

Syn: motive, need. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. The goal or mental image of a goal that creates a motivation[2]; as, the image of a peaceful world is a powerful motivation for only a rare few individuals. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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