- 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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Example sentences from the Web for motion
The conversation, Hogan said, set in motion negotiations with the South Korean company LabGenomics.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used|Steve Thompson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Within special relativity, there was no way to blame the force that comes with acceleration on relative motion.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Those measurements of internal motion were difficult to make — and they just turned out to be wrong.
The motion is simply another layer of the controller’s capabilities.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing|Stan Horaczek|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
On Carolina’s 1-yard line in the second quarter, Mahomes lined up in the shotgun, went in motion to the right, came back to the left to catch the snap while on the move, then wheeled back to his right.What to know for NFL Week 9: Tua Tagovailoa arrives, and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers take a beating|Adam Kilgore|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
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 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.