An example of motion is to wave at someone to invite them over to your table.
Set the plan in motion.
An example of motion is a waving hand.
An example of motion is a request by a committee member that a recommendation be accepted.
Motioned us to our seats.
Of one's own motion.
The motion to amend is now open for discussion.
He motioned for me to come closer.
Lost motion in his arm.
Resigned of her own motion.
Motioned that he was ready.
Motioned to her to enter.
- To do something in a mechanical manner indicative of a lack of interest or involvement.
- to do something from habit or according to formalities, but without enthusiasm, personal involvement, etc.
- moving; traveling or in operation
Origin of motion
- Middle English mocioun from Old French motion from Latin mōtiō mōtiōn- from mōtus past participle of movēre to move meuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition