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push factor2

noun

a motivating aspect or condition; impetus

Examples

You're not actively looking for jobs, probably because the push factor is not strong enough.

Word Origin

1938

push factor1

noun

a negative aspect or condition that motivates one to leave, esp. in one's country, region, organization, religion, etc.

Examples

In migration, push factors are those that encourage a population to leave its home.

Word Origin

1938

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