What is movement?

  • (noun): A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
    Example: "The movement to end slavery"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on movement, movements:

Globalization - Support and Criticism - Critiques - Anti-globalization Movement
... Main article Anti-globalization movement Anti-globalization, or counter-globalisation, consists of a number of criticisms of globalization but, in general, is critical of ... The movement is also commonly referred to as the alter-globalization movement, anti-globalist movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement against neoliberal ... Thompson note the term is vague "anti-globalization movement" activities may include attempts to demonstrate sovereignty, practice local democratic decision-making, or restrict the ...
Turners
... A German gymnastic movement was started by Turnvater (turners' father) Friedrich Ludwig Jahn in the early 19th century when Germany was occupied by Napoleon ... The Turner movement in Germany was generally liberal in nature, and many Turners took part in the Revolution of 1848 ... After its defeat, the movement was suppressed and many Turners left Germany, some emigrating to the United States ...
Zionist Youth Movement - Modern Movements
... Zionist youth movements, both in Israel and the diaspora, continue to play a large role in community organisation, Jewish education, welfare, politics and activism ... While upholding and adjusting their individual movement ideologies, diaspora movements commonly idealise Jewish continuity and identity in opposition to cultural assimilation, and Zionism ... Movements generally focus on education for school-age youths, who are known as chanichim (Hebrew for educatees singular chanich/a), approximately aged 8 to 18 ...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
... and leading figure of the early women's rights movement ... first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States ... Unlike many of those involved in the women's rights movement, Stanton addressed various issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights ...
Vorticism
... Vorticism, an offshoot of Cubism, was a short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century ... The movement was announced in 1914 in the first issue of BLAST, which contained its manifesto and the movement's rejection of landscape and nudes in favour of a ...

More definitions of "movement":

  • (noun): A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals.
    Example: "He was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"
    Synonyms: social movement, front
  • (noun): The act of changing location from one place to another.
    Example: "The movement of people from the farms to the cities"
    Synonyms: motion, move
  • (noun): An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.
    Example: "The succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
    Synonyms: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement
  • (noun): A general tendency to change (as of opinion).
    Example: "A broad movement of the electorate to the right"
    Synonyms: drift, trend
  • (noun): A major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata.
    Example: "The second movement is slow and melodic"
  • (noun): A change of position that does not entail a change of location.
    Example: "Movement is a sign of life"
    Synonyms: motion, move, motility
  • (noun): A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.
    Synonyms: motion
  • (noun): The act of changing the location of something.
    Example: "The movement of cargo onto the vessel"
  • (noun): The driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock).
    Example: "It was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
  • (noun): A euphemism for defecation.
    Example: "He had a bowel movement"
    Synonyms: bowel movement, bm

Famous quotes containing the word movement:

    When it had long since outgrown his purely medical implications and become a world movement which penetrated into every field of science and every domain of the intellect: literature, the history of art, religion and prehistory; mythology, folklore, pedagogy, and what not.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    Reporters for tabloid newspapers beat a path to the park entrance each summer when the national convention of nudists is held, but the cult’s requirement that visitors disrobe is an obstacle to complete coverage of nudist news. Local residents interested in the nudist movement but as yet unwilling to affiliate make observations from rowboats in Great Egg Harbor River.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn’t live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was “the problem that had no name.” Realizing that it was not some freakish personal fault but our common problem as women had enabled us to take the first steps to change our lives.
    Betty Friedan (20th century)