- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM motion
Example sentences from the Web for motion
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She ultimately ditched JSwipe after about a week and found her current, non-Jewish, boyfriend on OkCupid.
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
The distinction between over-policing and non-responsiveness was alive and well in Bed-Stuy.
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Felipe watched over her as a lover might; her great mournful eyes followed his every motion.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
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.