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Meaning of “emotion” in the English Dictionary

"emotion" in British English

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emotionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən/  us   /-ˈmoʊ-/
B2 a ​strongfeeling such as ​love or ​anger, or ​strongfeelings in ​general: Like a lot of men, he ​finds it hard to ​express his emotions. My ​mother was ​overcome with emotion and ​burst into ​tears.

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(Definition of emotion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emotion" in American English

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emotionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃən/
(a) ​strongfeeling, such as of ​love, ​anger, ​fear, etc.: [C] He’s ​driven by his emotions, not by ​carefulthought.
(Definition of emotion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"emotion" in Business English

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emotionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪˈməʊʃən/ MARKETING
the ​feelings that someone has about a ​product or ​service that can ​influence their decision whether to ​buy it or not: Detroit automakers used color to elicit emotion to ​sellcars. Advertising traditionally relies on the persuasive ​power of ​positive emotions.
(Definition of emotion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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