[ moov-muhnt ]
/ ˈmuv mənt /
the act, process, or result of moving.
a particular manner or style of moving.
Usually movements. actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons.
Military, Naval. a change of position or location of troops or ships.
abundance of events or incidents.
rapid progress of events.
the progress of events, as in a narrative or drama.
Fine Arts. the suggestion of motion in a work of art, either by represented gesture in figurative painting or sculpture or by the relationship of structural elements in a design or composition.
a progressive development of ideas toward a particular conclusion: the movement of his thought.
a series of actions or activities intended or tending toward a particular end: the movement toward universal suffrage.
the course, tendency, or trend of affairs in a particular field.
a diffusely organized or heterogeneous group of people or organizations tending toward or favoring a generalized common goal: the antislavery movement; the realistic movement in art.
the price change in the market of some commodity or security: an upward movement in the price of butter.
the working parts or a distinct portion of the working parts of a mechanism, as of a watch.
- a principal division or section of a sonata, symphony, or the like.
- motion; rhythm; time; tempo.
Prosody. rhythmical structure or character.
Words nearby movement
OTHER WORDS FROM movementcoun·ter·move·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for countermovement
/ (ˈmuːvmənt) /
- the act, process, or result of moving
- an instance of moving
the manner of moving
- a group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one
- the organized action of such a group
a trend or tendency in a particular sphere
the driving and regulating mechanism of a watch or clock
(often plural) a person's location and activities during a specific time
- the evacuation of the bowels
- the matter evacuated
music a principal self-contained section of a symphony, sonata, etc, usually having its own structure
tempo or pace, as in music or literature
fine arts the appearance of motion in painting, sculpture, etc
prosody the rhythmic structure of verse
a positional change by one or a number of military units
a change in the market price of a security or commodity
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Medicine definitions for countermovement
[ mōōv′mənt ]
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
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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