movement

[ moov-muhnt ]
/ ˈmuv mənt /

noun

Origin of movement

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see move, -ment

SYNONYMS FOR movement

1 See motion.
5 eventfulness.

ANTONYMS FOR movement

OTHER WORDS FROM movement

coun·ter·move·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for countermovement

  • Several times it moves eastward and collides with a countermovement from the east westward.

    War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
  • As soon as this is widely recognized, a countermovement ought to start.

British Dictionary definitions for countermovement

movement
/ (ˈmuːvmənt) /

noun

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Medicine definitions for countermovement

movement
[ mōōvmənt ]

n.

The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
An evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
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Culture definitions for countermovement

movement

In music, a self-contained division of a long work; each movement usually has its own tempo. A long, undivided composition is said to be in one movement.

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