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movement

[ moov-muhnt ]
/ ˈmuv mənt /
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development, evolution, shift, move, flow, exercise, act, action, progress, operation, change, migration, group, faction, trend, transfer, unrest, crusade, tendency, party

Nearby words

move-in, move-out, moveable, moveless, movelessly, movement, mover, mover and shaker, movers and shakers, movie, movie camera

Origin of movement

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see move, -ment
SYNONYMS FOR movement
1 See motion.
5 eventfulness.
Related formscoun·ter·move·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for movement

movement

/ (ˈmuːvmənt) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for movement

movement


n.

late 14c., from Old French movement "movement, exercise; start, instigation" (Modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (see move (v.)). In the musical sense of "major division of a piece" it is attested from 1776; in the political/social sense, from 1828. Related: Movements.

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Medicine 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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Culture 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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