the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
the act of motivating; providing incentive
the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"