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abstention in parliamentary procedure, a declaration that one intends not to vote on a motion. [1/2 definitions]
Academy Award an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in motion picture production and performance, also called an Oscar.
actuate to put into action or set in motion; cause to operate. [1/2 definitions]
aeromechanics (used with a sing. verb) the science of air or gases in motion or equilibrium.
airsickness motion sickness, usu. including nausea, caused by air travel.
along in a progressive motion; forward. [1/5 definitions]
anchor a heavy device, connected by a cable to a boat or ship, that is dropped to the bottom of a body of water to restrict the vessel's motion. [2/7 definitions]
animate characterized by motion or the ability to move. [1/8 definitions]
animated cartoon a motion picture made by photographing a sequence of drawings showing stages of movement, so as to create the illusion of motion when the images are projected in quick succession.
armature a coil-wrapped iron core that rotates in a magnetic field to induce electrical current in a generator, or that produces motion in an electrical motor when current is passed through it. [1/4 definitions]
backhoe an excavating vehicle with a large metal bucket that is drawn toward the vehicle in a digging motion.
backlash an abrupt and sometimes violent motion or movement backward. [1/3 definitions]
balk in baseball, an unpermitted, usu. deceptive, motion by a pitcher with one or more runners on base. [1/7 definitions]
ballet a form of dance characterized by precise, stylized motion and intricate choreography. [1/4 definitions]
ballistics (used with a sing. verb) the scientific study of the motion and properties of missiles such as bullets and rockets. [1/3 definitions]
bang (informal) a sudden burst of energy or motion. [1/11 definitions]
blind spot an area nearby but which, or in which, one cannot see or hear what is happening, such as an area behind an automobile in motion that the driver cannot see through a rear-view mirror, or an acoustically dead spot in an auditorium. [1/4 definitions]
blow2 to be in swift motion, as the air or wind. [1/14 definitions]
bob1 a quick dipping motion; a nod up and down. [1/4 definitions]
brain the organ of the central nervous system contained within the skull, which thinks, interprets sensations, and coordinates motion and other activity in the rest of the body. [1/4 definitions]
brake1 a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a vehicle, wheel, or the like, esp. by friction. [2/5 definitions]