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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 were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
William Shakespeare

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Khalil Gibran

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

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
Eminem
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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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