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movement

noun

1 movement

A change of position that does not entail a change of location:
— Movement is a sign of life.

synonyms: motility, motion, move.

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Dutch: beweging
Polish: poruszenie, ruszenie



2 movement

The act of changing location from one place to another:
— The movement of people from the farms to the cities.

synonyms: motion, move.

Dutch: omzetting, translocatie, transpositie, verplaatsing

3 movement

A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

synonym: motion.

4 movement

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.

synonyms: front, social movement.

Dutch: beweging, sociale beweging
Polish: front

5 movement

A major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata.

Dutch: beweging

6 movement

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end:
— The movement to end slavery.

synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort.

Dutch: aanleiding, doel, kruistocht, reden
Polish: krucjata

7 movement

An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object:
— The succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement.

synonyms: apparent motion, apparent movement, motion.

Dutch: beweging

8 movement

A euphemism for defecation:
— He had a bowel movement.

synonyms: bm, bowel movement.

9 movement

A general tendency to change (as of opinion):
— A broad movement of the electorate to the right.

synonyms: drift, trend.

Dutch: trend

10 movement

The driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock).

Dutch: beweging, uurwerk

11 movement

The act of changing the location of something.

Polish: przemieszczenie


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