Thesaurus for motion
Pronunciation of motion: M OW1 SH AH0 N ('moʊʃən)
Number of syllables of motion: 2
Pronunciation Video of motion
Definition of motion
- (n): 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"
- (n): 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"
- (n): the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
- (n): 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"
- (n): a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
- (n): 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"
- (n): a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
- (v): show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
Examples of motion
- Retrograde motion is motion in the contrary direction.
- One does not file a motion for demurrer nor move the court to demur.
- The above adjusting knob motion is driven in a seesaw motion.
- What is the geometry of motion the prime mover of all motion
- Kinematics is the description of motion.
- Kinematics is the formal description of motion.
- The motion is a cycloid.
- In most parliamentary systems, a dilatory motion is simply a delaying motion.
- Masticating refers to the motion of chewing.
- The Senate supported the motion.