Synonyms for motion
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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
To gesture indicating a desired movement.
He motioned for me to come closer.
A change of position with respect to time.
The motion to amend is now open for discussion.
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
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, motilitynoun
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, movenoun
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, movementverb
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, motionverb
show, express or direct through movement
"He gestured his desire to leave"
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They are like the sensors in your steering wheel but they are just a lot more sensitive than that. We use that sensor to track the motion, to do motion tracking of the blade but monitor also what we call the dynamic response, every time a blade moves we are monitoring it and that tells us something about that conversation that is happening from one turbine to the next.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
Sex is emotion in motion.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed it has advanced and set us in motion it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
On a good day, I view the job of president as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch-engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.
Translations for motion
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- πρόταση, κίνησηGreek
- movimiento, mociónSpanish
- حرکت - جنبشPersian
- mouvement, motionFrench
- iarrtas, gluasadScottish Gaelic
- mouvmanHaitian Creole
- indítvány, mozgás, javaslatHungarian
- movimento, mozione, mozioniItalian
- 動き, 提案, 運動, 動議Japanese
- 運動, 운동Korean
- motio, motusLatin
- pārvietošanās, kustībaLatvian
- beweging, motieDutch
- moção, deslocamento, movimentoPortuguese
- движение, предложениеRussian
- motion, rörelseSwedish
- cử độngVietnamese
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