Push factor

Main Entry:  push factor2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a motivating aspect or condition; impetus
Example:  You're not actively looking for jobs, probably because the push factor is not strong enough.
Etymology:  1938
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Main Entry:  push factor1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a negative aspect or condition that motivates one to leave, esp. in one's country, region, organization, religion, etc.
Example:  In migration, push factors are those that encourage a population to leave its home.
Etymology:  1938
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