motivation

Definition of motivation

n.1.The act or process of motivating.
2.The mental process that arouses an organism to action; as, a large part of a teacher's job is to give students the motivation to learn on their own.
3.The goal or mental image of a goal that creates a motivation{2}; as, the image of a peaceful world is a powerful motivation for only a rare few individuals.

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