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Definition: 'Conation'

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conation

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kō-nā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. The conscious tendency to act, usually an aspect of mental process; historically aligned with cognition and affection, but more recently used in the wider sense of impulse, desire, purposeful striving.

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