Meaning of MOTION in English


Change in position of a body relative to another body or with respect to a frame of reference or coordinate system.

Motion occurs along a definite path, the nature of which determines the character of the motion. Translational motion occurs if all points in a body have similar paths relative to another body. Rotational motion occurs when any line on a body changes its orientation relative to a line on another body. Motion relative to a moving body, such as motion on a moving train, is called relative motion. Indeed, all motions are relative, but motions relative to the Earth or to any body fixed to the Earth are often assumed to be absolute, as the effects of the Earth's motion are usually negligible. See also Brownian motion ; periodic motion ; simple harmonic motion ; uniform circular motion .


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Brownian motion

motion picture

motion sickness

motion equation of

Newton's laws of motion

periodic motion

proper motion

retrograde motion

simple harmonic motion

time and motion study

uniform circular motion

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