movement  

  • Definition of movement

    • (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): the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"  
    • (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): a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "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  
    • (n): the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"  
    • (n): a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something  
    • (n): a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"  
    • (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 euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"  

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