[ koh-ney-shuhn ]
/ koʊˈneɪ ʃən /
the part of mental life having to do with striving, including desire and volition.
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Origin of conation
1605–15; <Latin cōnātiōn- (stem of cōnātiō) an effort, equivalent to cōnāt(us) (past participle of cōnārī to try) + -iōn--ion
Words nearby conation
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Example sentences from the Web for conation
In other words, whatever the history of this conation may be, it is now a unity or whole.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
British Dictionary definitions for conation
/ (kəʊˈneɪʃən) /
the element in psychological processes that tends towards activity or change and appears as desire, volition, and striving
Derived forms of conationconational, adjective
Word Origin for conation
C19: from Latin cōnātiō an attempting, from cōnārī to try
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Medical definitions for conation
[ kō-nā′shən ]
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
Other words from conationco′na•tive (kō′nə-tĭv, kŏn′ə-) adj.
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