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Related / Similar Words: motion, move, motility, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort, drift, trend, social movement, front, apparent motion, apparent movement, bowel movement, bm


  • the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path";
  • the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel";
  • a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility";
  • a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to;
  • the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement";
  • a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right";
  • a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic";
  • a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;
  • a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front";
  • an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement";
  • a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement";

    Hyponyms: approach, approaching, coming, progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, locomotion, travel, lurch, lunge, traveling, travelling, pursuit, chase, following, rise, ascent, ascension, ascending, descent, swing, swinging, vacillation, return, slide, glide, coast, slippage, flow, stream, crawl, speed, speeding, hurrying, translation, displacement, shift, shifting, haste, hurry, rush, rushing, maneuver, manoeuvre, play, migration, deracination, transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance, insertion, introduction, intromission, lowering, letting down, transplant, transplanting, transplantation, troop movement, abduction, adduction, agitation, body English, circumduction, disturbance, fetal movement, foetal movement, flit, dart, gesture, headshake, headshaking, inclination, inclining, inversion, eversion, everting, upending, jerk, jerking, jolt, kick, kicking, kneel, kneeling, pitch, pitching, nystagmus, opening, prostration, reach, reaching, stretch, reciprocation, reclining, retraction, retroflection, retroflexion, rotation, rotary motion, shutting, closing, sitting, posing, snap, squat, squatting, sweep, toss, vibration, quiver, quivering, wave, waver, flutter, flicker, standing, straddle, span, stroke, wiggle, wriggle, squirm, eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics, advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign, ecumenical movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war, youth movement, youth crusade, evolutionary trend, gravitation, intermezzo, scherzo, crustal movement, tectonic movement, passing, passage, deflection, deflexion, bending, bend, change of location, undulation, periodic motion, periodic movement, heave, recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash, seek, squeeze, wring, throw, cam stroke, turning, turn, twist, wrench, moving ridge, wobble, whirl, commotion, Brownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesis, Free French, Fighting French, artistic movement, art movement, Boy Scouts, Civil Rights movement, common front, cultural movement, falun gong, political movement, reform movement, religious movement, Zionism, Zionist movement


    Part Meronyms: watch, ticker, clock, sonata


    Derivational Morphology: move, displace, travel, go, locomote, drive, get, aim, tug, labor, labour, push, repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, force, ram, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate, drift


    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: движение   Dutch: beweging  
    Greek: κίνηση   Portuguese: movimento  
    Romanian: mişcare   Russian: движение  
    Slovene: gibanje   Spanish: movimiento  
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