motivation motivation  /ˌmoʊ tə ˈveɪ ʃən/


  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
  2. (n) the condition of being motivated
  3. (n) the act of motivating; providing incentive


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  1. Without that, you don't have motivation, and without motivation, it doesn't frankly matter.
  2. With little expectation of overruling this judgment, their motivation was low, and so were their scores.


  1. New Patent Tweak Suggests Apple Will Beat Samsung In Health

    When Apple collaborated with Nike on the Nike + it quickly helped Nike build a new kind of community, and behavior, around a crowd that shared running data and sought motivation and pleasure by competing virtually. The US Patent Office revealed today that Apple has applied to refine its body area sensing and monitoring IP. Apple is on the move in health.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. NC State Uses 1968 As Motivation

    NC State Uses 1968 As Motivation
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. OlyTalk: Bolt admits he lacks motivation

    OlyTalk: Usain Bolt says his recent loss to Justin Gatlin stems from a lack of motivation to train.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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  1. "I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team," Capello said. "I explained it is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future. We will look to introduce new players to give the team new energy and...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source:

  2. "We have a great chance tomorrow night to get a win and advance on to the second round," captain Carlos Bocanegra said Tuesday. "It's important for us because we had that disappointment in '06. It's not really extra motivation, but it's just...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Carlos Bocanegra Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

  3. "This year there is even more motivation because I could not defend my titles last year," Nadal said. "No-one was more disappointed than me that I couldn't play because I love those tournaments. It was an amazing feeling to win Queen's in...
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: Rafael Nadal Source: SPORT24

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