the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
motion, movement, move, motility(noun)
a change of position that does not entail a change of location
"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
a state of change
"they were in a state of steady motion"
a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
"he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
interrogative sentence, dubiousness, doubtfulness, enquiry, motility, inquiry, apparent motion, question, movement, interrogation, query, apparent movement, gesture, move, interrogative, head, doubt
motion, movement, move(noun)
the act of changing location from one place to another
"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"
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement(verb)
an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
"the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
gesticulate, gesture, motion(verb)
show, express or direct through movement
"He gestured his desire to leave"
To gesture indicating a desired movement.
He motioned for me to come closer.
To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure.
The motion to amend is now open for discussion.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Motion is change of place or position in space; transition is a passing from one point or position in space to another. Motion may be either abstract or concrete, more frequently the former; movement is always concrete, that is, considered in connection with the thing that moves or is moved; thus, we speak of the movements of the planets, but of the laws of planetary motion; of military movements, but of perpetual motion. Move is used chiefly of contests or competition, as in chess or politics; as, it is your move; a shrewd move of the opposition. Action is a more comprehensive word than motion. We now rarely speak of mental or spiritual motions, but rather of mental or spiritual acts or processes, or of the laws of mental action, but a formal proposal of action in a deliberative assembly is termed a motion. Compare ACT.
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How to use motion in a sentence?
I think [Sawhill] set into motion [the] events that led up to Katie's death. I have no doubt in my mind about that, i blame Bruce for taking her innocence away, for making her grow up faster than she had to -- just not letting her be a little girl.
Investigations of gas motion with radio telescopes may provide a complementary way to search for dark black holes, the ongoing wide area survey observations of the Milky Way with the Nobeyama 45-m telescope and high-resolution observations of nearby galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have the potential to increase the number of black hole candidates dramatically.
A motion to adjourn is always in order.
Walking and hiking are the original forms of motion and should be more recommended by public health campaigns to face this epidemic of inactivity.
A motion toward the west-northwest is forecast tonight and Wednesday, this motion could bring the center of Fernand near or over the coast of northeastern Mexico late Wednesday.
Translations for motion
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- κίνηση, πρότασηGreek
- moción, movimientoSpanish
- حرکت - جنبشPersian
- mouvement, motionFrench
- gluasad, iarrtasScottish Gaelic
- mouvmanHaitian Creole
- javaslat, mozgás, indítványHungarian
- movimento, mozione, mozioniItalian
- 運動, 動き, 動議, 提案Japanese
- 운동, 運動Korean
- motio, motusLatin
- pārvietošanās, kustībaLatvian
- motie, bewegingDutch
- movimento, deslocamento, moçãoPortuguese
- предложение, движениеRussian
- rörelse, motionSwedish
- cử độngVietnamese
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