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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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    Who Said that ?
    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.
    Fact of the day
    The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street.