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mo·ti·va·tion

motivation

 
 
pronunciation:
mo t veI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or the process of motivating.
Teachers often see motivation of students as a large part of their work.
definition 2: the condition of being motivated.
She has the brains to do well in school but lacks motivation.
similar words:
drive
definition 3: something that motivates; inducement; inspiration.
The thought of winning the prize was a strong motivation for Alex to enter the competition.
similar words:
incentive, inspiration, motive
derivation: motivational (adj.)
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The word motivation contains the following part:
mob, mot, mov Latin root that means move