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motivity

[ moh-tiv-i-tee ]
/ moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti /
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noun

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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  • They were appealing to a fictitious motivity, one not grounded in "the nature of things."

    The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for motivity

motivity
/ (məʊˈtɪvɪtɪ) /

noun

the power of moving or of initiating motion
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