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motivation

mo·ti·va·tion

motivation

 
 
pronunciation:
mo t veI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of motivating.
The motivation of students can be a challenging task for teachers.
definition 2: the enthusiasm or desire to do something that comes from being motivated.
She is intelligent enough to do well in school but lacks motivation.
similar words:
drive
definition 3: something that motivates; inducement; inspiration.
His fantasy of becoming a Broadway star was his motivation to enter the acting profession.
similar words:
incentive, inspiration, motive
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derivation: motivational (adj.)
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