Motion may refer to:
- Motion (physics), any movement or change in position or time
- Motion (legal), a procedural device in law to bring a limited, contested matter before a court
- Motion (democracy), a formal step to introduce a matter for consideration by a group
- Motion (parliamentary procedure), a formal proposal by a member of a deliberative assembly that the assembly take certain action
- Motion (American football), a movement by an offensive player prior to the start of a play
- Motion (geometry), a type of transformation in various geometrical studies
- Motion, the connecting rods and valve-gear of a steam locomotive
Other articles related to "motion":
1, 1973 and June 19, 1974, and was the last major American motion picture to be printed with Technicolor's dye imbibition process until the late 1990s and was ... Coppola discusses his decision to make this the first major motion picture to use "Part II" in its title in the director's commentary on the DVD edition of ...
... acting awards in the same year Sigourney Weaver (1989) Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Gorillas in the Mist The Story of Dian Fossey Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Working ...
... model used to explain the variations in speed and direction of the apparent motion of the Moon, Sun, and planets ... In particular it explained the retrograde motion of the five planets known at the time ... Epicyclical motion is used in the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek astronomical device for computing the phase and position of the Moon using four gears, two of them engaged ...
... Baron d'Holbach's ideas about physical motion ... to Serena, Toland claimed that rest, or absence of motion, is not merely relative ... Actually, for Toland, rest is a special case of motion ...
... Constituency Labour Party and a supporter of Militant Tendency, moved a motion on 2 October which demanded "that the Government immediately cease intervening in wage negotiations" ... Despite a plea not to put the motion to the vote from Michael Foot, the resolution was carried by 4,017,000 to 1,924,000 ... It was through the Ulster Unionists agreeing to abstain that the government defeated a motion of no confidence by 312 to 300 on 9 November ...
Famous quotes containing the word motion:
“We must not suppose that, because a man is a rational animal, he will, therefore, always act rationally; or, because he has such or such a predominant passion, that he will act invariably and consequentially in pursuit of it. No, we are complicated machines; and though we have one main spring that gives motion to the whole, we have an infinity of little wheels, which, in their turns, retard, precipitate, and sometime stop that motion.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)
“Happier of happy though I be, like them
I cannot take possession of the sky,
Mount with a thoughtless impulse, and wheel there,
One of a mighty multitude whose way
And motion is a harmony and dance
—William Wordsworth (17701850)
“I have seen in this revolution a circular motion of the sovereign power through two usurpers, father and son, to the late King to this his son. For ... it moved from King Charles I to the Long Parliament; from thence to the Rump; from the Rump to Oliver Cromwell; and then back again from Richard Cromwell to the Rump; then to the Long Parliament; and thence to King Charles, where long may it remain.”
—Thomas Hobbes (15791688)