motion

  1. noun
    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"
  2. noun
    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. noun
    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  4. noun
    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. noun
    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  6. noun
    a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
  7. noun
    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"
  8. verb
    show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"