|1.||[ noun ] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals|
|Related terms:||visual_communication shrug nod flourish wave sign sign_of_the_cross V_sign bow facial_expression high-five previous_question beck gesticulation gesticulate|
|2.||[ noun ] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something|
|Related terms:||happening wave wave throw bending change_of_location whirl turning twist heave harmonic_motion crustal_movement recoil recoil deflection seek wobble squeeze passing periodic_motion undulation Brownian_movement approach travel|
|3.||[ noun ] a change of position that does not entail a change of location|
|Synonyms:||move movement motility|
"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"
|Related terms:||change gesture wave rotation reach shutting lurch sitting disturbance squat sitting opening jerk waver twist vibration reclining straddle standing wiggle dart prostration headshake reciprocation toss inclination inversion body_English agitation abduction inversion circumduction sweep stroke kneel fetal_movement kick nystagmus retraction snap adduction eurhythmics eurhythmics retroflection move|
|4.||[ noun ] a state of change|
"they were in a state of steady motion"
|Related terms:||motionlessness state stream shaking precession perpetual_motion be_active moving nonmoving|
|5.||[ noun ] a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote|
"he made a motion to adjourn" "she called for the question"
|6.||[ verb ] show, express or direct through movement|
"He gestured his desire to leave"
|Related terms:||communicate nod beckon bow wink shrug stretch_out applaud clap bless shake cross_oneself gesture gesture gesticulation|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of changing your 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"
|Related terms:||change approach haste travel progress maneuver pursuit flow speed rise migration return shift translation crawl descent swing slide lurch slippage adduction abduction locomotion travel move move|
|8.||[ noun ] (law) a request to the court for a ruling to resolve procedural or other issues|
|Related terms:||request motion_in_limine|
|9.||[ noun ] (physics,film) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object|
|Synonyms:||movement apparent_movement apparent_motion|
"the cinema relies on apparent motion" "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"