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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

Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway
Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway

An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Isaac Newton

This past year has been something else... it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives.
Kyle Schmid

Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.
Steve Jobs
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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
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