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movement

move·ment

movement

 
pronunciation:
muv mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: change in position or location.
The window was open, and there was slight movement of the curtains.His legs were paralyzed and not capable of movement.There was hurried movement toward the open doors of the train.
synonyms:
shift
similar words:
motion, move, passage, switch, transposition, turn
definition 2: a particular instance or way of changing place or position in space.
Each movement of her arm was painful.The movements in ballet are graceful and highly stylized.
synonyms:
activity, locomotion, motion, passage
similar words:
action, career, circulation, conveyance, gesture, go, mobility, move, step
definition 3: a trend or course of events.
The lecture focused on the movement toward individualism in society.
synonyms:
course, passage, process, progression, trend
similar words:
advance, tenor
definition 4: a group of people or organizations acting to achieve a common goal.
Ending the Vietnam War was the goal of the peace movement.
synonyms:
alliance, coalition
similar words:
cause, school, union
definition 5: progression through a sequence, as of things, events, or stages in a literary work.
synonyms:
parade, procession, progression, sequence, succession
similar words:
advancement, development, unfolding
definition 6: a main section in a musical composition.
The theme is repeated throughout the second movement of the symphony.
similar words:
act, passage
definition 7: a change of position of military troops, ships, weapons, or supplies.
The spies detected no movement of the enemy troops.
synonyms:
maneuver, operation
similar words:
action, campaign, mission, mobilization, transportation
definition 8: the act of emptying the bowels, or the feces so evacuated.
synonyms:
BM, defecation, evacuation, excrement, excretion, feces, stool
similar words:
elimination, excreta, ordure
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