conation definition

  • noun:
    • mindset The element of emotional procedures or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
    • the energy or act which directs or impels to work of any sort, whether muscular or psychical.
    • the ability or act which directs or impels to energy of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.
    • An endeavor or attempt.
    • In therapy, voluntary agency, adopting desire and volition.
    • In sociology, personal effort, particularly that put forth by a residential district to transform its environment.

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