- The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.
- synonyms: gesture
- A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.
- synonyms: movement
- A change of position that does not entail a change of location.
- usage: "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.
- usage: "they were in a state of steady motion"
- A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
- usage: "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
- synonyms: question
- The act of changing location from one place to another.
- usage: "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"
- An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.
- usage: "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
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