- Movement is defined as changing locations or positions, a group of people with a shared aim or a development or change that occurs.
- An example of movement is when you lift your arm above your head.
- An example of movement is when you go from place to place and accomplish different tasks.
- An example of movement is when the police monitor the actions you've taken over a two day period.
- An example of movement is when a political protest group tries to bring about change.
- An example of movement is when the style of home building changes to include smaller homes.
- the act or process of moving; specif.,
- a motion or action of a person or group
- a shift in position
- an evacuation (of the bowels); also, the matter evacuated
- Mil. a change in the location of troops, ships, etc., as part of a maneuver
- a particular manner of moving
- a series of organized activities by people working concertedly toward some goal
- the organization consisting of those active in this way
- a tendency or trend in some particular sphere of activity
- the pacing, specif. the rapid pacing, of the incidents in a literary work
- the effect or representation of motion in painting, sculpture, etc.
- Commerce a change in the price of some stock or commodity
- Mech. the moving parts of a mechanism; esp., a series of connected moving parts: the movement of a clock
- any of the principal divisions of a symphony, sonata, or other extended composition
- tempo or rhythm
- motion ()
- Prosody rhythmic flow; cadence
Origin of movementOld French
- a. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.b. A particular manner of moving.
- A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
- a. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy: a movement toward world peace.b. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal: a leader of the labor movement.
- A tendency or trend: a movement toward larger kitchens.
- A change in the market price of a security or commodity.
- a. An evacuation of the bowels.b. The matter so evacuated.
- The suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design.
- The progression of events in the development of a literary plot.
- The rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetic composition.
- Music A self-contained section of an extended composition.
- Linguistics In generative grammar, a transformation in which a constituent in one part of a syntactic structure is copied or displaced into a different location, creating a new structure.
- A mechanism, such as the works of a watch, that produces or transmits motion.
- Physical motion between points in space.
- I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
- (horology) For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
- The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
- A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
- The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
- (music) A large division of a larger composition.
- (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
- Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
- (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
- The movement on his cutter was devastating.
- An act of emptying the bowels.
- (motion between points in space): stasis
From Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (“move").