- movement, motion - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
--1 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
--1 has particulars:
- gesture, motion - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
--2 is a kind of visual communication
--2 has particulars:
sign; gesticulation; beck; facial expression, facial gesture; flourish; high-five; previous question; shrug; wave, waving, wafture; V sign; nod; bow, bowing, obeisance; sign of the cross Derived form: verb motion1
- motion, movement, move, motility - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
--3 is a kind of change
--3 has particulars:
Derived form: verb move3
- motion - a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
--4 is a kind of state
Antonyms: motionlessness, stillness
--4 has particulars:
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation; perpetual motion; precession; stream, flow Derived form: verb move6
- motion, question - a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
--5 is a kind of proposal
- motion, movement, move - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
--6 is a kind of change
--6 has particulars:
approach, approaching, coming; progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion; locomotion, travel; lurch, lunge; travel, traveling, travelling; pursuit, chase, following; rise, ascent, ascension, ascending; descent; swing, swinging, vacillation; return; slide, glide, coast; slippage; flow, stream; crawl; speed, speeding, hurrying; translation, displacement; shift, shifting; haste, hurry, rush, rushing; maneuver, manoeuvre, play; migration Derived form: verb move1
- apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement - an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
--7 is a kind of optical illusion