HyperDic: motion

English > 8 senses of the word motion:
NOUNcommunicationmotion, gesturethe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
eventmotion, movementa natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
actmotion, movement, move, motilitya change of position that does not entail a change of location
statemotiona state of change
communicationmotion, questiona formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
actmotion, movement, movethe act of changing location from one place to another
phenomenonmotion, apparent motion, apparent movement, movementan optical illusion of motion / motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
VERBcommunicationmotion, gesticulate, gestureshow, express or direct through movement
motion > pronunciation
Soundsmow'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.
Synonymgesture
NarrowerV signA sign (for victory)
beckA beckoning / beckoning gesture
bow, bowing, obeisancebending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
curtsy, curtseybending the knees
facial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
flourishA showy gesture
gesticulationA deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
high-fiveA gesture of greeting or elation
nodA sign of assent or salutation / salutation or command
previous questionA motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
shrugA gesture involving the shoulders
signA gesture that is part of a sign language
sign of the crossA gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross
wave, waving, waftureThe act of signaling by a movement of the hand
Broadervisual communicationcommunication that relies on vision
Spanishademán, gesticulación, gesto, mímica
Catalangesticulació, gest, mímica, posat
Verbsmotionshow, express or direct through movement
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.
Synonymmovement
NarrowerBrownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesisThe random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid / liquid
approach, approachingThe event of one object coming closer to another
bending, bendmovement that causes the formation of a curve
change of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
crustal movement, tectonic movementmovement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
deflection, deflexionThe movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
heave(geology) a horizontal dislocation
jitterA small irregular movement
passing, passageThe motion / motion of one object relative to another
periodic motion, periodic movementmotion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same
recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashA movement back from an impact
recoil, kickThe backward jerk of a gun / gun when it is fired
seekThe movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
squeeze, wringA twisting squeeze
throw, stroke, cam strokeThe maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
turning, turnA movement in a new direction
twist, wrenchA jerky pulling movement
undulationwavelike motion
wave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
wave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
whirl, commotionconfused / confused movement
wobbleAn unsteady rocking motion / motion
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
Adjectivesmotionalof or relating to or characterized by motion
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA change of position that does not entail a change of location.
Example"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"
Synonymsmovement, move, motility
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
Verbsmovemove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of change.
Example"they were in a state of steady motion"
AttributesmovingIn motion
nonmoving, unmovingnot in motion
Narrowerperpetual motionmotion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy
precessionThe motion / motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitationA shaky motion
stream, flowSomething that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Oppositemotionlessness, stillness, lifelessnessA state of no motion / motion or movement
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
Verbsmovebe in a state of action
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
Example"he made a motion to adjourn"
Synonymquestion
BroaderproposalSomething proposed (such as a plan or assumption / assumption)
Spanishmoción
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of changing location from one place to another.
Example"police controlled the motion of the crowd"
Synonymsmovement, move
Narrowerapproach, approaching, comingThe act of drawing spatially closer to something
crawlA very slow movement
descentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
flow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
haste, hurry, rush, rushingThe act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
locomotion, travelself-propelled movement
lurch, lungeThe act of moving forward suddenly
maneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
migrationThe movement of persons from one country or locality to another
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionThe act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
pursuit, chase, pursual, followingThe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
returnThe act of going back to a prior location
rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingThe act of changing location in an upward direction
shift, shiftingThe act of moving from one place to another
slide, glide, coastThe act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
slippagefailing to hold or slipping out of place
speed, speeding, hurryingchanging location rapidly
swing, swinging, vacillationchanging location by moving back and forth
translation, displacementThe act of uniform movement
travel, traveling, travellingThe act of going from one place to another
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishdesplazamiento, movimiento, traslado
Catalandesplaçament, moviment, trasllat
Adjectivesmotionalof or relating to or characterized by motion
Verbsmovechange location
English > motion: 8 senses > noun 7, phenomenon
MeaningAn optical illusion of motion / motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.
Example"the cinema relies on apparent motion"
Synonymsapparent motion, apparent movement, movement
Broaderoptical illusionAn optical phenomenon that results in a false / false or deceptive visual impression
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
English > motion: 8 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow, express or direct through movement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymsgesticulate, gesture
Entailed bysalute, presentrecognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation
Narrowerapplaud, clap, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
beckon, waveSignal with the hands or nod
bless, signmake the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection
bow, bow downbend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
clap, spatclap one's hands together
cross oneselfmake the sign of the cross
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forththrust or extend out
nodExpress or signify by nodding
shakeshake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
shrugRaise one's shoulders to indicate indifference / indifference or resignation
winkSignal by winking
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishgesticular
Catalangesticular
Nounsmotionthe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

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