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- 1. motion, movement, move, motility, change
- usage: a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
- 2. motion, movement, move, change
- usage: the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
- 3. movement, motion, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
- 4. movement, social movement, front, social group
- usage: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
- 5. movement, musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
- usage: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
- 6. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, venture
- usage: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
- 7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement, optical illusion
- usage: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
- 8. bowel movement, movement, bm, defecation, laxation, shitting
- usage: a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
- 9. drift, trend, movement, inclination, disposition, tendency
- usage: a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
- 10. movement, action, action mechanism
- usage: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
- 11. movement, change
- usage: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
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