|1.||[ noun ] the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior|
"we did not understand his motivation" "he acted with the best of motives"
|Related terms:||psychological_feature urge ethical_motive life irrational_motive rational_motive psychic_energy motivate|
|2.||[ noun ] the condition of being motivated|
"his motivation was at a high level"
|Related terms:||condition motivate|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of motivating; providing incentive|
|Related terms:||act motivate|