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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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