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Definition of "volitional" []

  • Done by conscious, personal choice; not based on external principles. (adjective)
  • Done intentionally, not by accident (adjective)
  • Pertaining to volition (adjective)

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Use "volitional" in a sentence
  • "The first conservative assumption is known as a volitional theory of human nature."
  • "Reading deliberately undertaken -- what may be called volitional reading -- is no more reading than erudition is culture."
  • "There is thus a conscious and voluntary way and an involuntary and unconscious way in which mental results may get accomplished; and we find both ways exemplified in the history of conversion, giving us two types, which Starbuck calls the volitional type and the type by self-surrender respectively."