- Plural of motif
Motive or motif are terms that turn up in many different forms in literature and other creative works, as well as other fields such as business and law.
A motif may be a recurring fragment, theme or pattern in a creative work:
- Motif (music), a perceivable or salient recurring fragment or succession of notes.
- Motif (narrative), any recurring element in a story that has symbolic significance.
- Motif (visual arts), a recurrent theme or pattern.
- Motif (chess composition), element of a move in the consideration why the piece moves and how it supports the fulfillment of the problem stipulation.
A motive may relate to intent:
- Motif (widget toolkit), a graphical user interface toolkit used in software development
- Aston Motif, a range of character generators manufactured by Aston Broadcast Systems.
- Motive, Inc., a software manufacturer.
- Motif of harmful sensation, physical or mental damage that a person suffers merely by experiencing what should normally be a benign sensation.
motifs in German: Motiv
motifs in French: Motif
motifs in Korean: 동기
motifs in Hebrew: מוטיב
motifs in Japanese: 動機
motifs in Norwegian: Motiv
motifs in Polish: Motyw
motifs in Russian: Мотив
motifs in Slovak: Motív
motifs in Ukrainian: Мотив