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motion

mo·tion

motion

 
 
pronunciation:
mo shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or particular way of changing place; movement.
The car's motion made me sick.With one jumping motion, the rabbit was gone.
synonyms:
movement
similar words:
action, activity, drift, play, progress, travel
definition 2: a movement of the body used to express meaning.
The clown's silly motions made us laugh.
synonyms:
gesture
similar words:
move, movement, nod, pantomime, shrug, signal
definition 3: the process of getting to work on something or making things happen; state of being in action.
She decided what to do, then set her plan in motion.
synonyms:
operation
similar words:
action, activity, working
definition 4: a formal suggestion made to a government group or other meeting.
The teacher would not accept our class president's motion to allow pets at school.
similar words:
nomination, proposal, recommendation, suggestion
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: motioned, motioning, motions
definition: to signal by a movement of the body.
The crossing guard motioned the children to wait at the corner.
synonyms:
wave
similar words:
beckon, direct, indicate, signal
derivations: motionless (adj.), motionlessly (adv.), motionlessness (n.)
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