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Movement meaning

movement - 9 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. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism ( as of a watch or clock); " it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
  3. 3. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.
  4. 4. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
  5. 5. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
  6. 6. The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
  7. 7. One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony.
  8. 8. A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.
  9. 9. Act of moving; emotion; machinery of a timepiece; in mus., part having a certain time.

movement - examples of usage

  1. She was getting used to the movement. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. He made a movement finally that warned them of his presence; they turned instantly. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He could recall himself, of course, by a word or a movement- but why? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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