Definitions for motion

Definitions for (noun) motion

Main entry: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: 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

Main entry: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Main entry: gesture, motion

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

Main entry: question, motion

Definition: a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

Usage: he made a motion to adjourn; she called for the question

Main entry: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Main entry: apparent motion, apparent movement, motion, movement

Definition: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

Usage: the cinema relies on apparent motion; the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Main entry: motion

Definition: a state of change

Usage: they were in a state of steady motion

Definitions for (verb) motion

Main entry: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave

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