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motion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word motion

Definition
(noun) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Synonyms : gesture

Definition
(noun) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Synonyms : movement

Definition
(noun) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
Synonyms : motility , move , movement
Example Sentence
  • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • movement is a sign of life
  • an impatient move of his hand
  • gastrointestinal motility

Definition
(noun) a state of change
Example Sentence
  • they were in a state of steady motion

Definition
(noun) a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
Synonyms : question
Example Sentence
  • he made a motion to adjourn
  • she called for the question

Definition
(noun) the act of changing location from one place to another
Synonyms : move , movement
Example Sentence
  • police controlled the motion of the crowd
  • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
  • his move put him directly in my path

Definition
(noun) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
Example Sentence
  • the cinema relies on apparent motion
  • the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Definition
(verb) show, express or direct through movement
Synonyms : gesticulate , gesture
Example Sentence
  • He gestured his desire to leave

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