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motivation

[moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way:
I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
2.
the state or condition of being motivated:
We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
3.
something that motivates; inducement; incentive:
Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; motive + -ation
Related forms
motivational, adjective
motivative, adjective
antimotivational, adjective
demotivation, noun
nonmotivation, noun
nonmotivational, adjective
remotivation, noun
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Word Origin and History for de-motivation
motivation
1873, from motivate. Psychological use, "inner or social stimulus for an action," is from 1904.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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