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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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motive (law)
  1. An incentive to act; a reason for doing something; anything that prompted a choice of action.
    Although his questions seemed strange to me, I'm sure he had a good motive for asking them.
  2. alternative spelling of motif; a theme or subject, especially one that is central to the work or often repeated.
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the flutes mimicking the cello motive.

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  1. Motif (literature)
  2. Motif (music)
  3. Motif (visual arts)
  4. Motif of harmful sensation

Motive may refer to:

Criminal law

Creative or artistic work

Computing

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Etymology

Verb: From Medieval Latin motivus ("serving to move, motive"), from Latin motus, past participle of movere ("to move").

Noun: From Middle English motif, from Old French motif, from Medieval Latin motivum ("a motive, moving cause"), neuter of motivus ("serving to move"): see verb.



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