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  1. motive

    • IPA[ˈmōdiv]


    • n.
      a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious;(in art, literature, or music) a motif
    • adj.
      producing physical or mechanical motion;causing or being the reason for something
    • noun: motive, plural noun: motives

    • 釋義



    • 1. producing physical or mechanical motion the charge of gas is the motive force for every piston stroke
    • 2. causing or being the reason for something the motive principle of a writer's work