Dictionary Results for motion


1. motion - noun

· the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Synonym(s): gesture

Hypernym(s): visual_communication




2. motion - noun

· a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Synonym(s): movement

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




3. motion - 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"

Synonym(s): movement, move, motility

Hypernym(s): change




4. motion - noun

· a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"

Hypernym(s): state

Antonym(s): motionlessness




5. motion - 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"

Synonym(s): question

Hypernym(s): proposal




6. motion - 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"

Synonym(s): movement, move

Hypernym(s): change




7. motion - 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"

Synonym(s): apparent_motion, apparent_movement, movement

Hypernym(s): optical_illusion




8. motion - verb

· show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"

Synonym(s): gesticulate, gesture

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate





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