motivation

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Motivation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
motivation

Plural
motivations

  1. (uncountable) Someone's motivation is their feeling that they want to do something.
    Students' motivation is falling because the lessons are not interesting.
    There isn't a simple link between pay and employee motivation.
  2. (countable) Your motivation is the reason you do something.
    The main motivation behind the deal was money.
    What was your motivation for leaving home?

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