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  1. motive

    • IPA[ˈməʊtɪv]

    英式

    • n.
      a reason for doing something;a motif in art, literature, or music.
    • adj.
      producing physical or mechanical motion;causing or being the reason for something
    • noun: motive, plural noun: motives

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a reason for doing something:

      police were unable to establish a motive for his murder

    • 2. a motif in art, literature, or music.
    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 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

    • n. the energy (in the form of steam, electricity, etc.) used to drive machinery.

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    • n. the energy (in the form of steam, electricity, etc.) used to drive machinery.

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    • n. the desire for financial gain as an incentive in economic activity:

    • when suppliers are not driven by the profit motive, they cease to be customer-oriented

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    • n. the desire for financial gain as an incentive in economic activity:

    • when suppliers are not driven by the profit motive, they cease to be customer-oriented

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    • IPA[ˈmōdiv]

    美式

    • n.
      a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious:
    • a motive for his murder
    • adj.
      producing physical or mechanical motion:
    • the charge of gas is the motive force for every piston stroke

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  2. 知識+

    • motivation和motive有何不同?

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    • Motive or Motivation ??

      用Motivation。 Motivation在申請方面是常見字。 見: "A cover letter or covering letter or motivation letter or motivational letter or letter of motivation is a letter of introduction attached to, or accompanying another document such as a...

    • 請問 profit motive要怎麼套進這句子裡?

      From a capitalist's perspective,they are selling junk food based on profit motive. 這句話沒有錯 也可改為 From a capitalist's perspective,they are profit motivated to sell junk food.