the power of initiating or producing motion.

Origin of motivity

First recorded in 1680–90; motive + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for motivity

locomotion, propulsion, motivity

Examples from the Web for motivity

Historical Examples of motivity

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

  • 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



the power of moving or of initiating motion
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