Motion

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

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Famous quotes containing the word motion:

    subways, rivered under streets
    and rivers . . . in the car
    the overtone of motion
    underground, the monotone
    of motion is the sound
    of other faces, also underground—
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    It is the fixed that horrifies us, the fixed that assails us with the tremendous force of mindlessness. The fixed is a Mason jar, and we can’t beat it open. ...The fixed is a world without fire--dead flint, dead tinder, and nowhere a spark. It is motion without direction, force without power, the aimless procession of caterpillars round the rim of a vase, and I hate it because at any moment I myself might step to that charmed and glistening thread.
    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)

    The motion picture is like a picture of a lady in a half- piece bathing suit. If she wore a few more clothes, you might be intrigued. If she wore no clothes at all, you might be shocked. But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large. The modern film tries too hard to be real. Its techniques of illusion are so perfect that it requires no contribution from the audience but a mouthful of popcorn.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)