- a piece of mechanism with a particular action or function.
- the action of such a mechanism.
Idioms about motion
Origin of motion
synonym study for motion
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How to use motion in a sentence
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.
Stop-motion animation artist PES has unveiled a new short this week.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Felipe watched over her as a lover might; her great mournful eyes followed his every motion.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
At six o'clock I felt once more the welcome motion of a Railroad car, and at eight was in Venice.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterwards the motion was easy enough.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with motion
see go through the motions; set in motion; set the wheels in motion.