Definition of MOTION

noun : MOTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals ;

  • 2. (

    ) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : MOTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

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