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View synonyms for conation

conation

[ koh-ney-shuhn ]

noun

, Psychology.
  1. the part of mental life having to do with striving, including desire and volition.


conation

/ kəʊˈneɪʃən /

noun

  1. the element in psychological processes that tends towards activity or change and appears as desire, volition, and striving


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Derived Forms

  • coˈnational, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conation1

1605–15; < Latin cōnātiōn- (stem of cōnātiō ) an effort, equivalent to cōnāt ( us ) (past participle of cōnārī to try) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conation1

C19: from Latin cōnātiō an attempting, from cōnārī to try

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Example Sentences

In other words, whatever the history of this conation may be, it is now a unity or whole.

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