1》 the action or process of moving or being moved.
2》 a movement or gesture.
3》 a piece of moving mechanism.
4》 a formal proposal put to a legislature or committee.
↘ Law an application for a rule or order of court.
5》 Brit. an evacuation of the bowels.
■ verb direct (someone) with a gesture.
go through the ~s
1》 do something perfunctorily.
2》 simulate an action.
ME: via OFr. from L. motio(n-) , from movere 'to move'.