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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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