- 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
Other Word Forms of Motion
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
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