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movement

 
Noun movement has 11 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is a kind of change
    --1 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
  2. movement, motion - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    --2 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --2 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
    Derived form: verb move1
  3. 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"
    --3 is a kind of change
    --3 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 forms: verb move1, verb move4, verb move2
  4. movement, social movement, front - 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"
    --4 is a kind of social group
    --4 has particulars:
     Free French, Fighting French; artistic movement, art movement; Boy Scouts; Civil Rights movement; common front; cultural movement; falun gong; political movement; reform movement; religious movement; Zionism, Zionist movement
  5. movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
    --5 is a kind of
    musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
    --5 is a part of sonata
    --5 has particulars: intermezzo; scherzo
  6. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort - 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"
    --6 is a kind of venture
    --6 has particulars:
     advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz; anti-war movement; consumerism; campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign; ecumenical movement; fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort; feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib; gay liberation movement, gay lib; lost cause; reform; war; youth movement, youth crusade
  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
  8. bowel movement, movement, bm - a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
    --8 is a kind of defecation, laxation, shitting
  9. drift, trend, movement - 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"
    --9 is a kind of inclination, disposition, tendency
    --9 has particulars: evolutionary trend; gravitation
  10. movement - the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
    --10 is a kind of
    action, action mechanism
    --10 is a part of watch, ticker; clock
  11. movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
    --11 is a kind of
    change
    --11 has particulars:
     displacement, deracination; transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance; insertion, introduction, intromission; lowering, letting down; transplant, transplanting, transplantation; troop movement
    Derived form: verb move2
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