movement

[ moov-muhnt ]
/ ˈmuv mənt /

noun

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Origin of movement

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French; see move, -ment

synonym study for movement

1. See motion.

OTHER WORDS FROM movement

coun·ter·move·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for movement

movement
/ (ˈmuːvmənt) /

noun

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Medical definitions for movement

movement
[ mōōvmənt ]

n.

The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
An evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
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Cultural definitions for movement

movement

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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