motivity

[ moh-tiv-i-tee ]
/ moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti /

noun

the power of initiating or producing motion.

Nearby words

  1. motivator,
  2. motive,
  3. motive power,
  4. motiveless,
  5. motivic,
  6. motlanthe,
  7. motley,
  8. motley, john lothrop,
  9. motmot,
  10. moto

Origin of motivity

First recorded in 1680–90; motive + -ity

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Examples from the Web for motivity

  • Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?

  • The whole useful work obtained in this way was called by Thomson the motivity of the system.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
  • And the motivity of sex is subsidiary to this: often directly antagonistic.



British Dictionary definitions for motivity

motivity

/ (məʊˈtɪvɪtɪ) /

noun

the power of moving or of initiating motion
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