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Meaning & Definition of Movement in English

English

Movement

/muvmənt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • motion
  • ,
  • movement
  • ,
  • move
  • ,
  • motility

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • motion
  • ,
  • movement
  • ,
  • move

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

    synonym:
  • movement
  • ,
  • motion

4. 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"
  • "He led the national liberation front"
    synonym:
  • movement
  • ,
  • social movement
  • ,
  • front

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

  • "The second movement is slow and melodic"
    synonym:
  • movement

6. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

  • "He supported populist campaigns"
  • "They worked in the cause of world peace"
  • "The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
  • "The movement to end slavery"
  • "Contributed to the war effort"
    synonym:
  • campaign
  • ,
  • cause
  • ,
  • crusade
  • ,
  • drive
  • ,
  • movement
  • ,
  • effort

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • apparent motion
  • ,
  • motion
  • ,
  • apparent movement
  • ,
  • movement

8. A euphemism for defecation

  • "He had a bowel movement"
    synonym:
  • bowel movement
  • ,
  • movement
  • ,
  • bm

9. A general tendency to change (as of opinion)

  • "Not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"
  • "A broad movement of the electorate to the right"
    synonym:
  • drift
  • ,
  • trend
  • ,
  • movement

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

  • "It was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
    synonym:
  • movement

11. The act of changing the location of something

  • "The movement of cargo onto the vessel"
    synonym:
  • movement

Examples of using

My favorite part of the Appassionata is the second movement.
Not worrying about anything is the same as being dead, since worry is the movement of the soul, and life is movement.
He played a major part in the movement.