HyperDic: motility

English > 2 senses of the word motility:
NOUNattributemotilityability to move spontaneously and independently
actmotility, motion, movement, movea change of position that does not entail a change of location
motility > pronunciation
Soundsmowtih'lihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > motility: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningability to move spontaneously and independently.
BroadermobilityThe quality of moving freely
Oppositeimmotilitylacking an ability to move
Spanishmotilidad
Catalanmotilitat
Adjectivesmotile(of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement
English > motility: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA change of position that does not entail a change of location.
Example "gastrointestinal motility"
Synonymsmotion, movement, move
Narrowerabduction(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
adduction(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
agitationThe act of agitating something
body EnglishA motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
circumductionA circular movement of a limb or eye
disturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmicsThe interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions
eye movementThe movement of the eyes
fetal movement, foetal movementmotion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
flit, dartA sudden quick movement
gesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
headshake, headshakingThe act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
inclination, incliningThe act of inclining
inversion, upendingturning upside down
inversion, eversion, evertingThe act of turning inside out
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccadeAn abrupt spasmodic movement
kick, kickingA rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
kneel, kneelingsupporting yourself on your knees
lurch, pitch, pitchingabrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
openingThe act of opening something
prostrationThe act of assuming a prostrate position
reach, reaching, stretchThe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
reciprocationAlternating back-and-forth movement
recliningThe act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
retractionThe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retroflection, retroflexionThe act of bending backward
rotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
shutting, closingThe act of closing something
sittingThe act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
sitting, posing(photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
snapThe act of snapping the fingers
squat, squattingThe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
standingThe act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
straddle, spanThe act of sitting or standing astride
strokeA single complete movement
sweepA movement in an arc
tossAn abrupt movement
vibration, quiver, quiveringThe act of vibrating
waveA movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
waver, flutter, flickerThe act of moving back and forth
wiggle, wriggle, squirmThe act of wiggling
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmotilitat, moviment

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