Meaning of MOTION in English

MOTION

■ noun

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.

Phrases

go through the ~s

1》 do something perfunctorily.

2》 simulate an action.

Derivatives

~al adjective

~less adjective

~lessly adverb

Origin

ME: via OFr. from L. motio(n-) , from movere 'to move'.

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