- a principal division or section of a sonata, symphony, or the like.
- motion; rhythm; time; tempo.
Examples from the Web for movement
Even in the parts of the movement he does cover, some people and efforts are missing.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.
It happened and it was a group of maybe 200 in a movement that has drawn tens of thousands in New York alone.
And I would like for this generation to define its own movement.
But the watcher made no movement, nor could I hear a sound, save that of the rising wind playing its dirge through the woods.In Hostile Red|Joseph Altsheler
This time he did not regain his poise, but with a movement that seemed half a leap, half a fall, launched himself into mid-air.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
Carloads were much heavier, and were more regular in movement.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
When you are expelled from the Communist movement, does this affect whether or not you get out of the country?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The shape of the glottis is also modified in numerous ways by the movement of the tongue and mandibles.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
British Dictionary definitions for movement
- the act, process, or result of moving
- an instance of moving
- a group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one
- the organized action of such a group
- the evacuation of the bowels
- the matter evacuated
Word Origin and History for movement
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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Culture definitions for 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.