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Synonyms for motion

Synonyms for motion

the act or process of moving

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

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a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

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an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

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But now it gives me sore thoughts when I hear the frighty things whizzing through the air, for I know it’s only a motion to bring out all the brats of the village.
With this exclamation Roderick lost his self-control and threw himself upon the grass, testifying his agony by intricate writhings, in which Herkimer could not but fancy a resemblance to the motions of a snake.
In body and head it shook like a man with palsy or an ague chill, and the motion augmented every moment until the entire figure was in violent agitation.
Moxon hardly glanced at the board before making his moves, and to my unskilled eye seemed to move the piece most convenient to his hand, his motions in doing so being quick, nervous and lacking in precision.
In their turn, again, these rings of cosmical matter, excited by a rotary motion about the central mass, would have been broken up and decomposed into secondary nebulosities, that is to say, into planets.
You shall see it; only I shall not give you the real course drawn by the projectile between the moon and the earth in considering their motion round the sun.
Laura was by, interested even to agitation; and the two presented a singular sight: her face was flushed and anxious, and her fingers twining in among ours so closely as to follow every motion, but so slightly as not to embarrass them; while Oliver stood attentive, his head a little aside, his face turned up, his left hand grasping mine, and his right held out: at every motion of my fingers his countenance betokened keen attention; there was an expression of anxiety as he tried to imitate the motions; then a smile came stealing out as he thought he could do so, and spread into a joyous laugh the moment he succeeded, and felt me pat his head, and Laura clap him heartily upon the back, and jump up and down in her joy.
She one day pretended that her doll was sick; and went through all the motions of tending it, and giving it medicine; she then put it carefully to bed, and placed a bottle of hot water to its feet, laughing all the time most heartily.
It was evident that in all this he had merely been imitating the motions of my fingers, and placing his hand upon the key, cup, &c.
Vitus's Dance, fits, chronic cold accompanied by violent sneezing, or any disease necessitating involuntary motions, shall be instantly destroyed.
To calculate market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of consumer motion sensors integrated in mobile phones, tablets, gaming, cameras, camcorders, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices.
As Shaun rockets up the ramp's opposite side, that energy of motion sends him soaring into the air--and gets converted back into potential energy.
We used our five-man motion offense against the man defensive teams and were able to beat the top-seeded teams in our district tournament by 26 and 15 points.
About two weeks before the awards show itself, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored several members of the motion picture industry's science and engineering community.
The vote on the motion was taken by orders and by ballot rather than a show of hands, with the laity most strongly coming out against the motion, 88 to 42.