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motion

 
Noun motion has 7 senses
  1. movement, motion - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    --1 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --1 has particulars:
     crustal movement, tectonic movement; approach, approaching; passing, passage; deflection, deflexion; bending, bend; change of location, travel; wave, undulation; periodic motion, periodic movement; heave; recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash; recoil, kick; seek; squeeze, wring; throw, stroke, cam stroke; turning, turn; twist, wrench; undulation; wave, moving ridge; wobble; whirl, commotion; Brownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesis
  2. gesture, motion - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    --2 is a kind of visual communication
    --2 has particulars:
     sign; gesticulation; beck; facial expression, facial gesture; flourish; high-five; previous question; shrug; wave, waving, wafture; V sign; nod; bow, bowing, obeisance; sign of the cross
    Derived form: verb motion1
  3. motion, movement, move, motility - 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"
    --3 is a kind of change
    --3 has particulars:
     abduction; adduction; agitation; body English; circumduction; disturbance; fetal movement, foetal movement; flit, dart; gesture; headshake, headshaking; inclination, inclining; inversion, eversion, everting; inversion, upending; jerk, jerking, jolt; kick, kicking; kneel, kneeling; lurch, pitch, pitching; nystagmus; opening; prostration; reach, reaching, stretch; reciprocation; reclining; retraction; retroflection, retroflexion; rotation, rotary motion; shutting, closing; sitting; sitting, posing; snap; squat, squatting; sweep; toss; vibration, quiver, quivering; wave; waver, flutter, flicker; standing; straddle, span; stroke; wiggle, wriggle, squirm; eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics
    Derived form: verb move3
  4. motion - a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
    --4 is a kind of
    state
    Antonyms: motionlessness, stillness
    --4 has particulars:
     shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation; perpetual motion; precession; stream, flow
    Derived form: verb move6
  5. motion, question - 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"
    --5 is a kind of proposal
  6. motion, movement, move - 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"
    --6 is a kind of change
    --6 has particulars:
     approach, approaching, coming; progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion; locomotion, travel; lurch, lunge; travel, traveling, travelling; pursuit, chase, following; rise, ascent, ascension, ascending; descent; swing, swinging, vacillation; return; slide, glide, coast; slippage; flow, stream; crawl; speed, speeding, hurrying; translation, displacement; shift, shifting; haste, hurry, rush, rushing; maneuver, manoeuvre, play; migration
    Derived form: verb move1
  7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement - 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"
    --7 is a kind of optical illusion
Verb motion has 1 sense
  1. gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
    --1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived form: noun motion2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s to somebody
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