Definition of Motion

1. Noun. The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.




2. Verb. Show, express or direct through movement. "He gestured his desire to leave"

3. Noun. A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

4. Noun. A change of position that does not entail a change of location. "Gastrointestinal motility"

5. Noun. A state of change. "They were in a state of steady motion"
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Palpitation, Quiver, Quivering, Shakiness, Shaking, Trembling, Vibration, Perpetual Motion, Precession, Flow, Stream
Attributes: Moving, Nonmoving, Unmoving
Antonyms: Motionlessness
Derivative terms: Move

6. Noun. A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote. "She called for the question"
Exact synonyms: Question
Generic synonyms: Proposal

7. Noun. The act of changing location from one place to another. "His move put him directly in my path"

8. Noun. An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object. "The succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
Exact synonyms: Apparent Motion, Apparent Movement, Movement
Generic synonyms: Optical Illusion

Definition of Motion

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.

3. v. t. To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.

Definition of Motion

1. Noun. A state of progression from one place to another. ¹

2. Noun. A change of position with respect to time. ¹

3. Noun. (physics) A change from one place to another. ¹

4. Noun. A parliamentary action to propose something. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An entertainment or show, especially a puppet show. ¹

6. Noun. (philosophy) from ???????; any change. Traditionally of four types: generation and corruption, alteration, augmentation and diminution, and change of place. ¹

7. Verb. To gesture indicating a desired movement. ¹

8. Verb. (proscribed) To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motion

1. to signal by a bodily movement [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Motion

1. 1. 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. "Speaking or mute, all comeliness and grace attends thee, and each word, each motion, forms." (Milton) 2. Power of, or capacity for, motion. "Devoid of sense and motion." (Milton) 3. Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east. "In our proper motion we ascend." (Milton) 4. Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts. "This is the great wheel to which the clock owes its motion." (Dr. H. More) 5. Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity. "Let a good man obey every good motion rising in his heart, knowing that every such motion proceeds from God." (South) 6. A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; especially, a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn. "Yes, I agree, and thank you for your motion." (Shak) 7. 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. 8. Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts. "The independent motions of different parts sounding together constitute counterpoint." (Grove) Conjunct motion is that by single degrees of the scale. Contrary motion is that when parts move in opposite directions. Disjunct motion is motion by skips. Oblique motion is that when one part is stationary while another moves. Similar or direct motion is that when parts move in the same direction. 9. A puppet show or puppet. "What motion's this? the model of Nineveh?" (Beau. & Fl) Motion, in mechanics, may be simple or compound. Simple motions are: (a) straight translation, which, if of indefinite duration, must be reciprocating. (b) Simple rotation, which may be either continuous or reciprocating, and when reciprocating is called oscillating. (c) Helical, which, if of indefinite duration, must be reciprocating. Compound motion consists of combinations of any of the simple motions. Center of motion, Harmonic motion, etc. See Center, Harmonic, etc. Motion block, an incessant motion conceived to be attainable by a machine supplying its own motive forces independently of any action from without. Synonym: See Movement. Origin: F, fr. L. Motio, fr. Movere, motum, to move. See Move. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Motion Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motion

moti
motia
motier
motiest
motif
motific
motifs
motile
motile leukocyte
motiles
motilin
motilities
motility
motility test
motility test medium
motion (current term)
motion-picture camera
motion-picture fan
motion-picture film
motion-picture photography
motion-picture show
motion capture
motion of confidence
motion of no confidence
motion perception
motion picture
motion pictures
motion sickness
motion study
motional

Literary usage of Motion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"motion picture magic; what we see and what we think we see. ... Outlook 109: 498-9 Mr 3 '15 Remarkable intermittent mechanism for motion picture projectors. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The constitutional motion is measured by the force with which the atoms, molecules and cells are held together as an organic body. ..."

3. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton, William Emerson, John Machin (1803)
"-TOR fince the motion loft in each equal particle of time is as the velocity, that is, ... the motion loft in the whole time will be as the whole ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"motion picture magic; what we see and what we think we see. ... Outlook 109: 498-9 Mr 3 '15 Remarkable intermittent mechanism for motion picture projectors. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The constitutional motion is measured by the force with which the atoms, molecules and cells are held together as an organic body. ..."

6. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton, William Emerson, John Machin (1803)
"-TOR fince the motion loft in each equal particle of time is as the velocity, that is, ... the motion loft in the whole time will be as the whole ..."

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