done of one’s own will or choosing; deliberately decided or chosen: Researchers must make a reasonable effort to obtain the express and volitional assent of their research subjects.
under conscious control: The most hopeful new development is that scientists have used artificial nerve connections to restore some volitional movement for a subject's paralyzed arm.
- Rarely vo·li·tion·ar·y [voh-lish-uh-ner-ee] /voʊˈlɪʃ əˌnɛr i/ .
- vo·li·tion·al·ly, adverb
- non·vo·li·tion·al, adjective
- pre·vo·li·tion·al, adjective
- un·vo·li·tion·al, adjective
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