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Definition of Motion

Motion

  1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed to rest.
  2. Power of, or capacity for, motion.
  3. Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.
  4. Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.
  5. Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
  6. A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.
  7. An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
  8. Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.
  9. A puppet show or puppet.
  10. To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.
  11. To make proposal; to offer plans.
  12. To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.
  13. To propose; to move.

Motion Quotations

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Isaac Newton

The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon... it sounds romantic, but it's true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
Antoine Predock

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
Leonardo da Vinci

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
Thomas Merton

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Jeremy Taylor
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Motion Translations

motion in Dutch is motie, resolutie
motion in German is Bewegung, Antrag {m}
motion in Italian is movimento
motion in Portuguese is movimento
motion in Spanish is movimiento