the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Synonym: gesture
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Synonym: movement
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
a state of change
they were in a state of steady motion
a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
he made a motion to adjourn|she called for the question
Synonym: question
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
Synonym: move, movement
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
show, express or direct through movement
He gestured his desire to leave