motivity

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motive +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

motivity (countable and uncountable, plural motivities)

  1. The power or ability to move
    • 1945, Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy
      The soul is what moves the body and perceives sensible objects; it is characterized by self-nutrition, sensation, thinking, and motivity (413b); but the mind has the higher function of thinking, which has no relation to the body or to the senses.

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