Definitions for "Motive"
The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is develpoed. See also Leading motive, under Leading.
That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.
a very small melodic unit.
Keywords:  energizes, hope, goal, desire, hunger
A specific need or desire, such as hunger or achievement, that energizes and directs behavior.
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
a dream or a desire
That which moves; a mover.
That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choise, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object; motivation{2}.
Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
reasons (e.g. achievement, affiliation and power) that drive, direct and select an individual's behaviour.
The reason why someone commits a crime.
a reason for doing something
In algebraic geometry, a motive (or sometimes motif) refers to 'some essential part of an algebraic variety'. Mathematically, the theory of motives is then the conjectural "universal" cohomology theory for such objects. In terms of category theory, it was intended to have a definition via splitting idempotents in a category of algebraic correspondences.
Keywords:  volition, appeal, person
an appeal to person for a Volition
Motive is a free physics library for the BlitzMax community. Motive simulates complex rigid body interaction in two dimensions.
a complex of subjective meaning which seems to the actor and OR
a distressful feeling a person can get rid of by performing a behavior that will end the feeling
Any condition of the organism that affects its readiness to start on or continue in a sequence of behavior.
causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"
an internal force, what drives us forward, an intrinsic force within us that makes us get up earlier and go to bed later because we want to make something happen
Keywords:  impulse, need, act, want, bring
An impulse to act in such a way as to bring about the meeting of a specific need.