incentively

incentive

[in-sen-tiv]
noun
1.
something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
adjective
2.
inciting, as to action; stimulating; provocative.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin incentīvus provocative, Latin: setting the tune, equivalent to incent(us) (past participle of incinere to play (an instrument, tunes); in- in-2 + -cinere, combining form of canere to sing) + -īvus -ive

incentively, adverb
counterincentive, noun
nonincentive, adjective
preincentive, noun
superincentive, noun, adjective


1. stimulus, spur, incitement, impulse, encouragement; goad, prod. See motive.
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incentive (ɪnˈsɛntɪv)
 
n
1.  a motivating influence; stimulus
2.  a.  an additional payment made to employees as a means of increasing production
 b.  (as modifier): an incentive scheme
 
adj
3.  serving to incite to action
 
[C15: from Late Latin incentīvus (adj), from Latin: striking up, setting the tune, from incinere to sing, from in-² + canere to sing]
 
in'centively
 
adv

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incentive
early 15c., from L.L. incentivum, noun use of neut. L. adj. incentivus "setting the tune" (in L.L. "inciting"), from stem of incinere "strike up," from in- "in, into" + canere "sing" (see chant). Sense influenced by association with incendere "to kindle." The adjective use,
in reference to a system of rewards meant to encourage harder work, first attested 1943 in jargon of the U.S. war economy; as a noun, in this sense, from 1948.
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