Motivation definition

mōtə-vāshən
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Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something.

A talented athlete who lacks motivation.

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Motivation is defined as the reasons why you are doing something, or the level of desire you have to do something.

If you want to lose weight to get healthier, this is an example of motivation to improve your health.

If you have a very strong desire to do something, this is an example of a time when you have strong motivation.

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Anything that motivates.
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The act or an instance of motivating.
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Willingness of action especially in behavior.
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(advertising) A research rating that measures how the rational and emotional elements of a commercial affect consumer intention to consider, visit, or buy something.

The motivation scores showed that 65% of people wanted to visit our website to learn more about the offer after watching the commercial.

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Something which motivates.
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The action of motivating.
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The state of being motivated.

Students with a high level of motivation.

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An incentive or reason for doing something.
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Something that motivates; an inducement, reason, or goal.
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The act or process of motivating.

The coach's effective motivation of her players.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
motivation
Plural:
motivations

Origin of motivation