Conation meaning

kō-nā'shən
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
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Any inclination, drive, or desire to do something.
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The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
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(philosophy) The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.
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Origin of conation

  • Latin cōnātiō cōnātiōn- effort from cōnātus past participle of cōnārī to try
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin conatio (“an act of attempting”)
    From Wiktionary