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movement (>Vietnamese)

n

1: a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility" [syn: motion, move, motility]

2: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something [syn: motion]

3: the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path" [syn: motion, move]

4: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front" [syn: social movement, front]

5: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"

6: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" [syn: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort]

7: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement" [syn: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement]

8: a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement" [syn: bowel movement, bm]

9: a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right" [syn: drift, trend]

10: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

11: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

Adjacent words: move out | move over | move reflexively | move up | moveable | moveable feast | moved | movement | Movement for Revenge | Movement of Holy Warriors | mover | mover and shaker | movers and shakers | movie | movie actor | movie camera

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