- a piece of mechanism with a particular action or function.
- the action of such a mechanism.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for motion
Origin of motion
synonym study for motion
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Words nearby motion
Example sentences from the Web for motion
Every frame looks like an ukiyo-e print in motion, kinetic and untethered to the physical world.
Committees for the Republican Senatorial and Congressional campaigns filed motions in the case, arguing that election rules, including the staff prohibition, should not be changed.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic|by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
Our eyes contain cones, which are the cells that sense color, and rods, which sense motion.
The Fujitsu team built an artificial-intelligence program that could learn to recognize and outline a human skeleton within these motion data.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball|Kathryn Hulick|August 20, 2020|Science News For Students
To turn methanol into motion, the researchers coated a nickel-titanium alloy wire with platinum.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam|Carmen Drahl|August 19, 2020|Science News
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The train was already in motion as she tried to step inside, and her body was crushed beneath it.
But what he did set in motion a series of events that ended in his life being lost.
This year McQueen picked up three Oscars (including best picture) for his third motion picture 12 Years A Slave.
But his voice never seems to crack or weaken, and he's always in motion—jiggling, aerobic walking, jumping, dancing.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But hindered by the bonds that bound her, she was unable to follow with suppleness the motion of her mount.
All that great blanket of ducks uncovered the pond with one motion.Old Plymouth Trails|Winthrop Packard
I appreciate the spirit in which that motion was made, and Ill put it at the proper time.For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
This is Platonic, not Aristotelian, who believes in the eternity of motion as well as of time.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
In sudden climax the motion of the waves fills all the brass in triumphant paean, in the gleam of high noon.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
British Dictionary definitions for motion (1 of 2)
- the capacity for movement
- a manner of movement, esp walking; gait
- the evacuation of the bowels
- part of a moving mechanism
- the action of such a part
- to act or perform the task (of doing something) mechanically or without sincerity
- to mimic the action (of something) by gesture
Derived forms of motionmotional, adjective
Word Origin for motion
British Dictionary definitions for motion (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for motion
Idioms and Phrases with motion
see go through the motions; set in motion; set the wheels in motion.