Pobuda, povod, potstrek, potsticaj, razlog; u lepim veštinama: izvorno zasnovana umetnička misao koja preovlađuje celokupnim umetničkim delom ili celokupnom umetničkom radnjom; muz. figura od više tonova iz čijeg se ponavljanja, menjanja i mešanja sa drugim motivima razvijaju veće tonske celine. (lat.)
1. A design that consists of recurring shapes or colors.
2. A theme that is elaborated on in a piece of music; SYN. motive.
The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action; the reason for the action; SYN. motive, need.
In work, reason for performing a task. Businesses need to know what motivates workers if they are to get the best out of them. Some researchers, like F W Taylor of the scientific management school, have argued that pay and working conditions are the most important motivators of staff. They argued that schemes which linked pay to performance, like piece rates and bonus payments, could be important elements in a company’s strategy for motivating its workers. Other researchers, like G E Mayo of the human relations school of management, saw self-esteem, social needs, achievement, and involvement as more important motivators.
ETYM French motif, Late Lat. motivum, from motivus moving, from Latin movere, motum, to move. Related to Move.
1. That which moves or motivates.
2. A reason for acting; SYN. incentive, incitement, inducement, reason, spur, stimulus, cause, motive, inducement, reason.
ETYM as. spring a fountain, a leap. Related to Spring.
1. In geology, a natural flow of water from the ground, formed at the point of intersection of the water table and the ground's surface. The source of water is rain that has percolated through the overlying rocks. During its underground passage, the water may have dissolved mineral substances that may then be precipitated at the spring (hence, a mineral spring). A spring may be continuous or intermittent, and depends on the position of the water table and the topography (surface features).
2. A natural flow of ground water; SYN. fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring.
3. A point at which water issues forth.
4. The season of growth; SYN. springtime.