• Movement


    • UK IPA: /ˈmuːv.mənt/


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

    Full definition of movement



    (plural movements)
    1. Physical motion between points in space.I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
    2. (engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
    3. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
    4. A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goalsThe labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
    5. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
    6. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
    7. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.The movement on his cutter was devastating.
    8. An act of emptying the bowels.
      • 1923, Samuel Goodwin Gant, Diseases of the Rectum, Anus, and Colon, Including the Ileocolic Angle, when after a movement feces are streaked with blood and the patient suffers from sphincter algia, a fissure should be suspected,
    9. (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.


    • (motion between points in space) motion


    • (motion between points in space) stasis

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