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Motion meaning

motion - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of changing location from one place to another; " police controlled the motion of the crowd"; " the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; " his move put him directly in my path"
  2. 2. Power of, or capacity for, motion.
  3. 3. Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.
  4. 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. 5. Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
  6. 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. 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. 8. Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.
  9. 9. A puppet show or puppet.
  10. 10. To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.
  11. 11. To make proposal; to offer plans.
  12. 12. To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.
  13. 13. To propose; to move.
  14. 14. During a lawsuit, a request to the judge for a decision-- called an order or ruling-- to resolve procedural or other issues that come up during litigation. For example, after receiving hundreds of irrelevant interrogatories, a party might file a motion asking that the other side be ordered to stop engaging in unduly burdensome discovery. A motion can be made before, during or after trial. Typically, one party submits a written motion to the court, at which point the other party has the opportunity to file a written response. The court then often schedules a hearing at which each side delivers a short oral argument. The court then approves or denies the motion. Most motions cannot be appealed until the case is over.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Act or state of moving; proposal.

motion - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps it is this growing subjective delight in motion which is causing the development of an artistic taste dependent upon motion as its chief element.
  2. He slipped his hand into a pocket, as one used to such a motion, and drew out some papers. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Ideas came to her chiefly when she was in motion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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