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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mo·ti·va·tion /ˌmotəˈveʃən/
 動機,刺激,推動

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mo·ti·va·tion /ˌmotəˈveʃən/ 名詞
 動力,誘因,刺激

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mo·ti·vate v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -vated p. pr. & vb. n. -vating ]  To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite. -- Mo*ti*va*tion n.
 Syn: -- move, prompt, incite, induce impel, drive.
    It may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function --Arthur Pap
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 motivation
      n 1: 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" [syn: motive, need]
      2: the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a
         high level"
      3: the act of motivating; providing incentive [syn: motivating]