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'motion' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'motion'
1. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
2. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
3. a change of position that does not entail a change of location
the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
4. a state of change
they were in a state of steady motion
5. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
he made a motion to adjourn
6. the act of changing location from one place to another
police controlled the motion of the crowd
7. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
the cinema relies on apparent motion

'motion' - used as a verb
8. show, express or direct through movement

derived forms
1. Motion / Plural
motions
2. Motion / Past
motioned
3. Motion / Third Person
motions
4. Motion / Present Participle
motioning
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Antonym
  • motionlessness
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    The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. - Click here to find out.
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    The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."