September 01, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
motivation /ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən/ noun
motivation
/ˌmoʊtəˈveɪʃən/
noun

plural motivations

The woman is gathering motivation to climb the stairs.
The woman is gathering motivation to climb the stairs.
Learner's definition of MOTIVATION

1 [noncount] a : the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone

  • Some students need motivation to help them through school.

b : the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated

  • employees who lack motivation

2 : a force or influence that causes someone to do something

[noncount]

  • His behavior seemed to be without motivation. = There seemed to be no motivation [=reason, motive] for his behavior.

[count]

  • Many people have questioned her motivations in choosing to run for office at this time.

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