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movement - Dictionary definition and meaning for word movement

Definition
(noun) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
Synonyms : motility , motion , move
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) the act of changing location from one place to another
Synonyms : motion , move
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) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Synonyms : motion

Definition
(noun) a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
Synonyms : front , social movement
Example Sentence
  • he was a charter member of the movement
  • politicians have to respect a mass movement
  • he led the national liberation front

Definition
(noun) a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
Example Sentence
  • the second movement is slow and melodic

Definition
(noun) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Synonyms : campaign , cause , crusade , drive , effort
Example Sentence
  • he supported populist campaigns
  • they worked in the cause of world peace
  • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
  • the movement to end slavery
  • contributed to the war effort

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
(noun) a euphemism for defecation
Synonyms : bm , bowel movement
Example Sentence
  • he had a bowel movement

Definition
(noun) a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Synonyms : drift , trend
Example Sentence
  • not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book
  • a broad movement of the electorate to the right

Definition
(noun) the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
Example Sentence
  • it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement

Definition
(noun) the act of changing the location of something
Example Sentence
  • the movement of cargo onto the vessel

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