Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of inciting; stimulation.
  • n. Something that incites.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of inciting or moving to action.
  • n. Something that incites to action; a stimulus or incentive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of inciting or moving to action.
  • n. That which incites to action; that which rouses or prompts; incitement; motive; incentive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inciting or moving to action; incitement.
  • n. That which incites to action; that which rouses or prompts; incitement; motive; incentive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
  • n. an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

Etymologies

From Middle French incitation. (Wiktionary)

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