• Physical motion between points in space.
  • A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
  • The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  • A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
  • A large division of a larger composition.
  • Melodic progression, accentual character, tempo or pace.
  • An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
  • The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
  • A pattern in which pairs change opponents and boards move from table to table in duplicate bridge.
  • An act of emptying the bowels.
  • Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.


  • From Middle English mevement, from Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from movoir + -ment; cf. also Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere ("move"). moment, and momentum.
  • Morphologically move + -ment

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