- a piece of mechanism with a particular action or function.
- the action of such a mechanism.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Idioms for motion
Origin of motion
synonym study for motion
OTHER WORDS FROM motion
Words nearby motion
Example sentences from the Web for motional
At no point below its present position could there have been such a prelude—musical as well as motional—to the great cataract.The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts|George W. Holley
Boggs, who's 'motional an' easy worked on, even gets to whar he gives it out he's actchooally a convert.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis
Real sympathy is motional as well as emotional; energetic, as well as pathetic, taking no pleasure in "tears, idle tears."
The ideas and actions of the understanding are the motional phenomena of the central nervous system.The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)|Ernst Haeckel
All motional causes act in the direction of the straight line of junction, and so forth.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
British Dictionary definitions for motional (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for motional (2 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
Medical definitions for motional
Idioms and Phrases with motional
see go through the motions; set in motion; set the wheels in motion.