[moht-l, moh-til] /ˈmoʊt l, ˈmoʊ tɪl/
Biology. moving or capable of moving spontaneously:
motile cells; motile spores.
capable of moving spontaneously and independently
(psychol) a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own
“capable of movement,” 1831, back-formation from motility.
motile mo·tile (mōt’l, mō’tīl’)
mo·til’i·ty (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē) n.
Moving or able to move by itself. Sperm and certain spores are motile.
motility noun (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē)
[moh-shuh n] /ˈmoʊ ʃən/ noun 1. the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement. 2. power of movement, as of a living body. 3. the manner of moving the body in walking; gait. 4. a bodily movement or change of posture; gesture. 5. a proposal formally made to a deliberative […]
[moh-tuh-veyt] /ˈmoʊ təˌveɪt/ verb (used with object), motivated, motivating. 1. to provide with a or ; incite; impel. /ˈməʊtɪˌveɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to give incentive to v. 1863, “to stimulate toward action,” from motive + -ate (2); perhaps modeled on French motiver or German motivieren. Related: Motivated; motivating.
[moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of , or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. 2. the state or condition of being or having a strong reason to […]
[moh-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmoʊ təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), motorized, motorizing. 1. to furnish with a , as a vehicle. 2. to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles. /ˈməʊtəˌraɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to equip with a motor 2. to provide (military units) with motor vehicles v. “to furnish with a […]