Definitions for motionˈmoʊ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
power of movement, as of a living body.
the manner of moving the body in walking; gait.
a bodily movement or change of posture; gesture.
a formal proposal, esp. one made to a deliberative assembly.
an application made to a court or judge for an order, ruling, or the like.
an inward prompting or impulse; inclination.
melodic progression from one pitch to another.
Category: Music and Dance
Mach. a piece of mechanism with a particular action or function. the action of such a mechanism.
in motion, in active operation; moving.
(v.t.)to direct by a significant motion or gesture, as with the hand.
(v.i.)to make a meaningful motion, as with the hand.
Origin of motion:
1350–1400; ME mocio(u)n < L mōtiō=mō-, var. s. of movēre to move+-tiō -tion
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"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
movement, or the way sth moves
a rocking motion; In motion, the animal is light and graceful.
a suggestion or proposal made at a meeting
Did you vote for or against the motion?
to set the process in motion
A state of progression from one place to another.
A change of position with respect to time.
A change from one place to another.
A parliamentary action to propose something.
The motion to amend is now open for discussion.
An entertainment or show, especially a puppet show.
from u03BAu03AFu03BDu03B7u03C3u03B9u03C2; any change. Traditionally of four types: generation and corruption, alteration, augmentation and diminution, and change of place.
To gesture indicating a desired movement.
He motioned for me to come closer.
To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure.
Origin: From motion, mocion, motion, and their source, motio.
the act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed to rest
power of, or capacity for, motion
direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east
change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts
movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity
a proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn
an application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant
change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts
a puppet show or puppet
to make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat
to make proposal; to offer plans
to direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat
to propose; to move
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Physical motion, i.e., a change in position of a body or subject as a result of an external force. It is distinguished from MOVEMENT, a process resulting from biological activity.
Translations for motion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act or state of moving
the motion of the planets; He lost the power of motion.
- movimentoPortuguese (BR)
- die BewegungGerman
- moto, movimentoItalian
- judėjimas, eigaLithuanian
- 移動，運動Chinese (Trad.)
- sự vận độngVietnamese
- 运动Chinese (Simp.)
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