Synonyms for motion

Synonyms for (noun) motion

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: gesture, motion

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

Similar words: visual communication

Definition: communication that relies on vision


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: proposal

Definition: something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)


Synonyms: motion, movement

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

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: optical illusion

Definition: an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression


Synonyms: motion

Definition: a state of change

Usage: they were in a state of steady motion

Similar words: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms for (verb) motion

Synonyms: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist