motion


motion
motion [mō′shən]
n.
[ME mocioun < L motio (gen. motionis), a moving < motus, pp. of movere,MOVE]
1. the act or process of moving; passage of a body from one place to another; movement
2. the act of moving the body or any of its parts
3. a meaningful movement of the hand, eyes, etc.; gesture
4. Rare the ability to move
5. an impulse; inclination [of one's own motion]
6. a proposal; suggestion; esp. a proposal formally made in an assembly or meeting
7. Law an application to a court for a ruling, order, etc.
8. Mech. a combination of moving parts; mechanism
9. Music melodic progression, as a change from one pitch to another in a voice part
vi.
to make a meaningful movement of the hand, head, etc.; gesture
vt.
to direct or command by a meaningful gesture
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go through the motions
to do something from habit or according to formalities, but without enthusiasm, personal involvement, etc.
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in motion
moving; traveling or in operation
motional
adj.
motionless
adj.
motionlessly
adv.
motionlessness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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