• Movement

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈmuːv.mənt/

    Origin

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

    Full definition of movement

    Noun

    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.

    Synonyms

    • (motion between points in space) motion

    Antonyms

    • (motion between points in space) stasis

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