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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: motion, move, motility

  2. [noun] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    Synonyms: motion

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: motion, move

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: social front

  5. [noun] a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"

  6. [noun] 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 the war effort"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: apparent motion, motion, apparent

  8. [noun] a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
    Synonyms: bowel bm

  9. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: drift, trend

  10. [noun] the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

  11. [noun] the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"


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