What is motion?

  • (noun): A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
    Example: "He made a motion to adjourn"
    Synonyms: question
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on motion:

Golden Globe Award - Superlatives
... two 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 ...
The Godfather Part II - Production
... October 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 the last major ... 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 the film ...
Deferent And Epicycle
... was a geometric 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 ...
John Toland - Contributions To Natural Philosophy
... Baron d'Holbach's ideas about physical motion ... In his Letters to Serena, Toland claimed that rest, or absence of motion, is not merely relative ... Actually, for Toland, rest is a special case of motion ...
Winter Of Discontent - Political Difficulties
... 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 ... Unionists agreeing to abstain that the government defeated a motion of no confidence by 312 to 300 on 9 November ...

More definitions of "motion":

  • (noun): An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.
    Example: "The cinema relies on apparent motion"
    Synonyms: apparent motion, apparent movement, movement
  • (noun): A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.
    Synonyms: movement
  • (noun): A change of position that does not entail a change of location.
    Example: "The reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"
    Synonyms: movement, move, motility
  • (noun): The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.
    Synonyms: gesture
  • (noun): A state of change.
    Example: "They were in a state of steady motion"
  • (noun): The act of changing location from one place to another.
    Example: "Police controlled the motion of the crowd"
    Synonyms: movement, move

Famous quotes containing the word motion:

    Two children, all alone and no one by,
    Holding their tattered frocks, thro’an airy maze
    Of motion lightly threaded with nimble feet
    Dance sedately; face to face they gaze,
    Their eyes shining, grave with a perfect pleasure.
    Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

    ... The festival-colored brightness
    That is their motion ...
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
    Such harmony is in immortal souls,
    But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
    Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)