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helping others in the absence of an immediately obvious reward.
Synonyms: selflessness
Motivation
MSharman about six years ago.

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"removed synonym "empathy" because, while they are related, they are not identical"
MLewis (about five years ago)

Term History

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by MSharman about six years ago:the motivation to help others without reward.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by ABato about eight years ago:having the motivation to help others without reward.

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about nine years ago:No definition submitted yet

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