A recurrent pattern either of molecular sequence, usually of nucleotides or amino acids in proteins, or of molecular structure that usually corresponds to specific biological activity.
The definition of a need is a desire or requirement.
Motivation is defined as the reasons why you are doing something, or the level of desire you have to do something.
(Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
Purpose or reason; motive; cause
The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
What is aimed at; purpose; end; goal
Anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose
(Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
Incentive is defined as something that encourages someone to do something or work harder.
A light blow or tap given in this way
The reason for being; final cause
The definition of a design is a plan or something created, often in art or fashion.
A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
Aim is defined as the point, target, direction, person or thing that is meant to be hit or achieved.
The definition of a goad is a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end that is used to move animals, or is something that urges someone to do something.
The definition of lure is something that attracts a person or animal, especially something used specifically for the purposes of attracting or baiting an animal.
In the philosophy of Kant, a concept of reason that is transcendent but nonempirical.
A cause or reason
The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
The basis is defined as the foundation of something, or as a concept or a necessary part of something.
A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
A design or pattern, as in a textile:
An ornamental figure or design
The definition of a spring is a coil that goes to its original shape after being compressed.
The definition of a hindrance is an obstacle or something that inhibits or delays some desired action.
A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
(--- Math.) An aliquot part
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