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abolitionism advocacy of or legal movement toward abolition, esp. of slavery in the United States.
acetylcholine a form of this compound used in medicine for its ability to decrease blood pressure and cause muscular movement in such organs as the alimentary canal. [1/2 definitions]
action a movement or series of movements. [1/8 definitions]
active capable of constant or quick movement. [1/6 definitions]
adagio in music, a passage, movement, or piece that is played adagio. [1/4 definitions]
advance a forward movement in space. [1/13 definitions]
agile quick and graceful in physical movement; nimble. [1/2 definitions]
agitato quick and restless or excited in movement or style; agitated (used as a musical direction).
air movement of the atmosphere; breeze or wind. [1/8 definitions]
airfoil any aircraft part or surface, such as a wing or rudder, designed to utilize aircurrents to aid in propelling, lifting, and controlling movement.
allegretto an allegretto passage, movement, or piece. [1/2 definitions]
allegro an allegro passage, movement, or piece. [1/2 definitions]
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a disease that causes loss of control in muscle movement because of the degeneration of nerve cells; Lou Gehrig's disease.
andante an andante passage, movement, or piece. [1/2 definitions]
andantino an andantino passage, movement, or piece. [1/2 definitions]
angle of incidence the angle that the line of movement of a body or of radiation, meeting a surface, makes with a line that is at right angles to the surface at the point of meeting.
animate to give (a cartoon or object) the illusion of movement. [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.
antagonist one muscle that causes movement in the opposite direction from that caused by another. [1/3 definitions]
antiperistalsis reverse movement in the intestines, alimentary canal, or similar organs, causing the contents of these organs to move backwards.
antistrophe in ancient Greek poetry or theater, the return movement made by the chorus in response to the previous strophe. (Cf. strophe.) [1/2 definitions]