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  1. the power of initiating or producing motion.
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Origin of motivity

First recorded in 1680–90; motive + -ity
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Historical Examples

  • And the motivity of sex is subsidiary to this: often directly antagonistic.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious

    D. H. Lawrence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for motivity


  1. the power of moving or of initiating motion
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