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Definitions of movement

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of changing your 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior. Medical Dictionary DB
  20. The act of changing place; any change of place or position; a series of acts and events which progress toward a desired end or aim; as, the temperance movement; the delicate wheelworks of a watch or clock; any single part in a musical composition; the act of throwing wastes from the body through the bowels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 1. The act of changing position, of passing from one place to another. 2. A discharge of feces from the rectum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. Fecal discharge. Motion. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  23. Act or manner of moving: change of position: motion of the mind, emotion: the wheel-work of a clock or watch: (mus.) a part having the same time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Act of moving; emotion; machinery of a timepiece; in mus., part having a certain time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Change of place or position; rate of moving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An arrangement of moving parts, as in a watch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Motion; a passing, progression, or flowing; change of position; manner of moving; excitement; agitation; any single strain having the same measure or time; the entire wheel-work of a clock or watch; the regular orderly motions of an army, comprehending marches, manoenvres, &c. Party of movement, the popular party Movement maker, a manufacturer of the internal machinery of watches or clocks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The act or manner of moving; a passing; any change of position; motion; excitement; any single part in music; the wheel-work of a watch; an agitation or proceeding undertaken to accomplish certain purposes, or to effect desired changes, as in political or ecclesiastical affairs, or in matters affecting social life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine. dictgcide_fs
  30. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement. dictgcide_fs
  31. A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement. dictgcide_fs
  32. A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture. dictgcide_fs
  33. Motion- m. Cure, Kinesipathy. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  34. Moving; military evolution; moving parts of machine, particular group of these; mental impulse; development of poem, story, &c.; (Mus.) mode of progression as regards speed or rhythm, (also) principal division of a musical work; series of actions& endeavours of a body of persons for special object, as the OXFORD m.; activity in market for some commodity. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. An act of moving; motion. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. The evacuation of feces; also the feces evacuated. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. Any mechanism by which the motion of one piece is transferred in some determinate way to another piece. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. The internal parts, springs, wheels, etc., of such machines as clocks, watches, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  39. n. Act of moving; change of place or position;- progressive, flowing, winding, or vibratory motion;- excitement; agitation; emotion; - in music, one of the parts of a sonata, symphony, or other instrumental composition;- advance or retreat of troops;- the wheel-work of a time-piece. Cabinet Dictionary

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