[koh-ney-shuh n] /koʊˈneɪ ʃən/

noun, Psychology.
the part of mental life having to do with striving, including desire and volition.
the element in psychological processes that tends towards activity or change and appears as desire, volition, and striving

in philosophical use from 1836, from Latin conationem (nominative conatio) “an endeavoring, effort,” noun of action from past participle stem of conari “to endeavor, to try,” from PIE *kona-, from root *ken- “to set oneself in motion.”

conation co·na·tion (kō-nā’shən)
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
co’na·tive (kō’nə-tĭv, kŏn’ə-) adj.


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