Definition of Conatus

1. n. A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort.



Definition of Conatus

1. Noun. An (effort), an (endeavour), a (striving). ¹

2. Noun. A (nisus). ¹

3. Noun. (plural of conatus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conatus

1. an effort [n CONATUS] - See also: effort

Medical Definition of Conatus

1. A striving toward self-preservation and self-affirmation. Origin: L. Attempt (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conatus

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conal
conalbumin
conanine
conaria
conarial
conarion
conarium
conatal
conation
conational
conations
conative
conatively
conatumumab
conatus (current term)
conazole
conbulker
conbulkers
concamerate
concamerated
concamerates
concamerating
concameration
concamerations
concanamycin
concanavalin
concanavalins
concatamer
concatamers

Literary usage of Conatus

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1. Sapienta Angelica de Divino Amore Et de Divina Sapientia =: Angelic Wisdom by Emanuel Swedenborg (1890)
"This conatus is afterwards continuous from the earths through the root even to ... It also follows that there is a conatus more interior, that is, ..."

2. A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of by Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, Martin Sprengling, University of Chicago Library (1912)
"Paper, ff. 32, cm. 26X20.3, single columns, 21 lines. 5 quires, of 8, except 1 (6) and 2 (2). 1625. Contents: f. 1, conatus irriti ..."

3. Spinoza's Political and Ethical Philosophy by Robert Alexander Duff (1903)
"All action, or forbearance from action, is the effort (conatus) of a man to realise himself. This law holds good of human nature universally, being no less ..."

4. A Grammar of the New Testament Greek by Alexander Buttmann (1891)
"'206 the notion of futurity or of conatus is already included, — most plainly in Heb. xü. ... conatus ..."

5. Spinoza, His Life and Philosophy: His Life and Philosophy by Frederick Pollock (1899)
"The use of the word effort (conatus) belongs to the realistic habits of ... The conatus is equally present in the most unstable as in the most stable of ..."

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