|1.||[ noun ] a change of position that does not entail a change of location|
|Synonyms:||move motion motility|
"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"
|Related terms:||change gesture wave rotation reach shutting lurch sitting disturbance squat sitting opening jerk waver twist vibration reclining straddle standing wiggle dart prostration headshake reciprocation toss inclination inversion body_English agitation abduction inversion circumduction sweep stroke kneel fetal_movement kick nystagmus retraction snap adduction eurhythmics eurhythmics retroflection move|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of changing your 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"
|Related terms:||change approach haste travel progress maneuver pursuit flow speed rise migration return shift translation crawl descent swing slide lurch slippage adduction abduction locomotion travel move move|
|3.||[ noun ] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something|
|Related terms:||happening wave wave throw bending change_of_location whirl turning twist heave harmonic_motion crustal_movement recoil recoil deflection seek wobble squeeze passing periodic_motion undulation Brownian_movement approach travel|
|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"
|Related terms:||social_group reform_movement boy_scouts political_movement cultural_movement falun_gong religious_movement civil_rights_movement zionism fighting_french common_front artistic_movement|
|5.||[ noun ] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end|
|Synonyms:||cause campaign drive crusade effort|
"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"
|Related terms:||venture campaigning advertising_campaign war reform fund-raising_campaign gay_liberation_movement anti-war_movement consumerism ecumenical_movement feminist_movement lost_cause youth_movement force repel drive crusade|
|6.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata|
"the second movement is slow and melodic"
|Related terms:||musical_composition scherzo largo intermezzo sonata|
|7.||[ noun ] (physics,film) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object|
|Synonyms:||motion apparent_movement apparent_motion|
"the cinema relies on apparent motion" "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
|8.||[ noun ] (biology) a euphemism for defecation|
"he had a bowel movement"
|9.||[ noun ] the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)|
"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
|Related terms:||action clock watch|
|10.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||inclination evolutionary_trend gravitation drive|
|11.||[ noun ] the act of changing the location of something|
"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
|Related terms:||change transportation lowering transplant insertion troop_movement deracination move|