Definition of conation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

conation

 noun
noun
NAmE//koʊˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](philosophy)(psychology)
 
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a mental process that makes you want to do something or decide to do something
NAmE//ˈkɑnət̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//ˈkoʊnət̮ɪv//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conation