motivation (noun) · motivations (plural noun)
: the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone. : the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated. : a force or influence that causes someone to do something. motivation.
Motivation is a process in which thoughts influence behaviors . For example, drive performance affects thoughts, and these thoughts influence behaviors. Each phase of the cycle includes attitudes, beliefs, intentions, effort, and withdrawal.
• MOTIVATION (noun) The noun MOTIVATION has 3 senses: 1. 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. the condition of being motivated. 3. the act of motivating; providing incentive.
Definition of motivator. a : a factor or situation that causes people to feel motivated to do something : incentive Only a fool, though, would deny that money is a very real and basic need and, of course, a motivator of sorts.— Robert W. Corl Exercising with someone else … can be a motivator.