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1. a change of position that does not entail a change of location (Freq. 24)
- the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
- movement is a sign of life
- an impatient move of his hand
- gastrointestinal motility
motion, move, motility
Derivationally related forms:
move (for: move), move, move (for: motion)
abduction, adduction, agitation, body English, circumduction,
disturbance, fetal movement, foetal movement, flit, dart, gesture,
headshake, headshaking, inclination, inclining, inversion, eversion,
everting, upending, jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade,
kick, kicking, kneel, kneeling, lurch, pitch,
pitching, eye movement, opening, prostration, reach, reaching,
stretch, reciprocation, reclining, retraction, retroflection, retroflexion,
rotation, rotary motion, shutting, closing, sitting, posing,
snap, squat, squatting, sweep, toss, vibration,
quiver, quivering, wave, waver, flutter, flicker,
standing, straddle, span, stroke, wiggle, wriggle,
squirm, eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics
2. the act of changing location from one place to another (Freq. 16)
- 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
motion, move
Derivationally related forms:
move (for: move), move, motional (for: motion), move (for: motion)
approach, approaching, coming, progress, progression,
procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, locomotion,
travel, lurch, lunge, traveling, travelling, pursuit,
chase, pursual, following, rise, ascent, ascension,
ascending, descent, swing, swinging, vacillation, return,
slide, glide, coast, slippage, flow, stream,
crawl, speed, speeding, hurrying, translation, displacement,
shift, shifting, haste, hurry, rush, rushing,
maneuver, manoeuvre, play, migration
3. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something (Freq. 14)
Derivationally related forms:
happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
crustal movement, tectonic movement, approach, approaching, passing,
passage, deflection, deflexion, bending, bend, change of location,
travel, wave, undulation, jitter, periodic motion, periodic movement,
heave, recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash, kick,
seek, squeeze, wring, throw, stroke, cam stroke,
turning, turn, twist, wrench, moving ridge, wobble,
whirl, commotion, Brownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesis
4. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals (Freq. 4)
- he was a charter member of the movement
- politicians have to respect a mass movement
- he led the national liberation front
social movement, front
social group
Free French, Fighting French, artistic movement, art movement, Boy Scouts,
Civil Rights movement, common front, cultural movement, ecumenism, oecumenism, falun gong,
political movement, reform movement, religious movement, Zionism, Zionist movement
5. a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata (Freq. 4)
- the second movement is slow and melodic
musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
intermezzo, scherzo
Part Holonyms:
6. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (Freq. 4)
- 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
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort
Derivationally related forms:
drive (for: drive), crusade (for: crusade), campaign (for: campaign)
advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, charm campaign,
consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign,
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement,
women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war,
youth movement, youth crusade
7. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object (Freq. 3)
- the cinema relies on apparent motion
- the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement
optical illusion
8. 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
drift, trend
Derivationally related forms:
drive (for: drift), drift (for: drift)
inclination, disposition, tendency
evolutionary trend, gravitation
9. a euphemism for defecation
- he had a bowel movement
bowel movement, bm
Usage Domain:
defecation, laxation, shitting
10. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
- it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement
action, action mechanism
Part Holonyms:
watch, ticker, clock
11. the act of changing the location of something
- the movement of cargo onto the vessel
Derivationally related forms:
displacement, deracination, transportation, transport, transfer,
transferral, conveyance, insertion, introduction, intromission, lowering,
letting down, transplant, transplantation, transplanting, troop movement

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