Definitions of movement

  1. 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"
  2. a euphemism for defecation; " he had a bowel movement"
  3. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  4. the act of changing the location of something; " the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
  5. a major self- contained part of a symphony or sonata; " the second movement is slow and melodic"
  6. 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"
  7. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.
  8. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
  9. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
  10. The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
  11. One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony.
  12. The act of changing place; any change of place or position; a series of acts and events which progress toward a desired end or aim; as, the temperance movement; the delicate wheelworks of a watch or clock; any single part in a musical composition; the act of throwing wastes from the body through the bowels.
  13. Act or manner of moving: change of position: motion of the mind, emotion: the wheel- work of a clock or watch: ( mus.) a part having the same time.
  14. Act of moving; emotion; machinery of a timepiece; in mus., part having a certain time.
  15. Change of place or position; rate of moving.
  16. An arrangement of moving parts, as in a watch.
  17. Motion; a passing, progression, or flowing; change of position; manner of moving; excitement; agitation; any single strain having the same measure or time; the entire wheel- work of a clock or watch; the regular orderly motions of an army, comprehending marches, manoenvres, & c. Party of movement, the popular party Movement maker, a manufacturer of the internal machinery of watches or clocks.
  18. The act or manner of moving; a passing; any change of position; motion; excitement; any single part in music; the wheel- work of a watch; an agitation or proceeding undertaken to accomplish certain purposes, or to effect desired changes, as in political or ecclesiastical affairs, or in matters affecting social life.