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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋmoʃәn 〕


〔 ˊmouʃәn 〕

Overview of noun motion

The noun motion has 7 senses

  • gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

  • movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

  • 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")

  • motion -- (a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion")

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • 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")

Overview of verb motion

The verb motion has 1 sense

  • gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")