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?
As an actor for films, your eyes are a lot of the way you communicate anyway, so it was definitely a gift to have that be the means to her magic as a motion-capture character.
If those investigations become fruitful, then there is a possibility of a Rule 35 motion, i am currently working with them on several other ... investigations.
This prevents the impending car crash that was happening in slow motion, dodging that iceberg is extremely constructive. But in the near-term, we continue to be plagued by the coronavirus.
We love that students can swing their feet back and forth ... and be in perpetual motion and can do that without bothering anyone else.
The devices can help control excessive motion in the foot, the shoe should be the correct size for the child and not too flimsy from toe to heel.
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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