[ moh-tiv-i-tee ]
/ moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti /
the power of initiating or producing motion.
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Origin of motivity
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Examples from the Web for motivity
Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
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.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
/ (məʊˈtɪvɪtɪ) /
the power of moving or of initiating motion
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