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Dictionary definition for: Motivation

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"

3. (n) the act of motivating; providing incentive

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