Movement meaning

mo͝ovmənt
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The progression of events in the development of a literary plot.
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The suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design.
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A tendency or trend.

A movement toward larger kitchens.

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(music) A self-contained section of an extended composition.
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The act or process of moving.
  • A motion or action of a person or group.
  • A shift in position.
  • (mil.) A change in the location of troops, ships, etc., as part of a maneuver.
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The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
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(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.
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A mechanism, such as the works of a watch, that produces or transmits motion.
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A particular manner of moving.
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The pacing, specif. the rapid pacing, of the incidents in a literary work.
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The effect or representation of motion in painting, sculpture, etc.
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(prosody) Rhythmic flow; cadence.
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An evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
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The rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetic composition.
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A tendency or trend in some particular sphere of activity.
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(mech.) The moving parts of a mechanism; esp., a series of interconnected moving parts.

The movement of a clock.

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A change in the market price of a security or commodity.
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A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
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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.

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Physical motion between points in space.

I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.

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(horology) For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
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The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
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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.

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(music) A large division of a larger composition.
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(aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.

Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.

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(baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.

The movement on his cutter was devastating.

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An act of emptying the bowels.
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Origin of movement

  • From Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (“move").

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