volitional

[ voh-lish-uhn, vuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF volitional

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Some of our acts were reflex, some were chiefly instinctive, and some were volitional.

But there are, of course, also the two ways of volitional vision.

They do the things in which they have a volitional interest.

The study of volitional traits and of temperament is still in its infancy.

A tentative scale for measurement of the volitional pattern.

Many muscular movements are spontaneous, but not volitional.

The volitional character of such an act is therefore manifest.

The religious process is at once rational, emotional, and volitional.

They are a sign not so much of motor hyperactivity as of volitional inactivity.

As a single example of volitional activity, let us take the attention.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) "will, volition," from Latin stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE *wel-/*wol- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)).

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