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Motion appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To Grenoble, to Hanoi, to Mali… and nail a motion a hotel boner got!
  • Many motion a hot dog seller on, a madness I fuss at as sufis send a man or Elle’s god to Hanoi; to my 'Nam.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun motion:

conversational speech2.22%task-oriented speech97.78%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun motion:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb motion:

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Definition of the noun motion

What does motion mean as a name of something?

Motion is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: motions

  1. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  2. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  3. a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  4. a state of change
  5. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    • example: he made a motion to adjourn
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of motion: question
    • more generic word: proposal = something proposed
  6. the act of changing location from one place to another
  7. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

Alternative definition of the noun motion


  1. [uncountable] A state of progression from one place to another.
  2. [countable] A change of position with respect to time.
  3. [physics] A change from one place to another.
  4. [countable] A parliamentary action to propose something.
  5. [philosophy] from κίνησις; any change. Traditionally of four types: generation and corruption, alteration, augmentation and diminution, and change of place.

Definition of the verb motion

What does motion mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: motioned | motioning | motions

  1. show, express or direct through movement

Alternative definition of the verb motion


  1. To gesture indicating a desired movement.


Motion is a Venue, Building in Bristol.


  1. "Motion" is a musical album of Calvin Harris.
    • released on
  2. "Motion" is an album by jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz, recorded in 1961 for Verve Records. It features drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Sonny Dallas. It is regarded by many as Konitz's finest album. The 1990 CD issue expanded the number of tracks from five to eight; a 1998 release then expanded this to 38, although most of the additional tracks were from different recording sessions.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (54 years ago)
  3. "Motion" is the debut LP by The Cinematic Orchestra, released on 27 September 1999 on Ninja Tune. The album's concept came from core band member, Jason Swinscoe, who had amassed various samples - drum patterns, basslines and melody samples - that had inspired and influenced him. He then presented them to a group of musicians to learn and then improvise around. The resulting draft tracks were then re-mixed on computer by Swinscoe to create the finished album.
  4. "Motion" is the third studio album by Brazilian power metal band Almah released in July 2011.
  5. "Motion": Motion: Live: 9.17.97, commonly referred to as Motion, is a live EP released by The Mayfield Four, released in 1997. It is a very rare item and is a highly sought after collector's item among fans. Myles Kennedy States that "only about 5,000 copies were ever made.
  6. "Motion" is a musical album of Endanger.
    • also known as Motion: Reloaded
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Motion" is a composition.
  8. "Motion" is a musical EP of Psyance.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  9. "Motion" is a musical EP of Technasia.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  10. "Motion" is a musical single of The Martian Schoolgirls.
    • released in (34 years ago)
  11. "Motion" is a composition.
  12. "Motion" is a musical album of Koen Holtkamp.
    • released on
  13. "Motion" is a musical album of Allen Toussaint.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  14. "Motion" is a musical EP of Je Mappelle.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  15. "Motion" is a musical single of Jussu Pöyhönen.
    • released on
  16. "Motion" is a musical single of Crash Guard.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  17. "Motion" is a composition.
  18. "motion" is a musical album of Blueberry&Yogurt.
  19. "Motion" is a musical album of Eumir Deodato.
    • released in (31 years ago)


  1. Motion: In parliamentary procedure, a motion is a formal proposal by a member of a deliberative assembly that the assembly take certain action. In a parliament, this is also called a parliamentary motion and includes legislative motions, budgetary motions, supplementary budgetary motions, and petitionary motions. These can bring new business before the assembly or consist of numerous other proposals to take procedural steps or carry out other actions relating either to a pending motion or the body itself.
    • also known as 議案
  2. Motion is a software application produced by Apple Inc. for their Mac OS X operating system. It is used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video production and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.
  3. Motion: A motion is a formal step to introduce a matter for consideration by a group. It is a common concept in the procedure of trade unions, students' unions, corporations, and other deliberative assemblies. Motions can be oral or in writing, the written form being known as a resolution.
  4. Motion, a software motion detector, is a free, open source CCTV software application developed for Linux.
  5. Motion: In geometry, a motion is an isometry of a metric space. For instance, a plane with Euclidean distance as metric is a metric space in which a mapping associating congruent figures is a motion.
  6. Motion: In gridiron football, motion refers to the movement of an offensive player at or prior to the snap.
  7. Motion is one of North America’s leading innovative and uniquely intimate events – bringing together an ever expanding scope of the brightest and most creative minds for an annual celebration of who we are: creatives.

Phrases with Motion

Phrases starting with the word Motion:

  1. motion study
  2. Motion capture
  3. motion picture

Phrases ending with the word Motion:

  1. slow motion
  2. slow-motion
  3. Stop-Motion
  4. axial motion
  5. space motion
  6. law of motion
  7. make a motion
  8. onward motion
  9. Proper motion
  10. Put in Motion
  11. rotary motion
  12. set in motion
  13. forward motion
  14. oblique motion
  15. orbital motion
  16. apparent motion
  17. brownian motion

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Motion

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Google previewDiffusion Processes and Related Problems in Analysis, Volume II (2012)

Stochastic Flows by V. Wihstutz, M.A. Pinsky

Hence, if M = R* or So, there is an isometric stochastic flow whose one point motion is a Brownian motion.

Google previewAllen's Astrophysical Quantities (2000)

by Clabon Walter Allen, Arthur N. Cox

The standard solar motion is an implicit kinematic definition of the LSR from the mean motion of nearby gas and stars.

The peculiar solar motion is a dynamical definition, derived from extrapolation of the asymmetric drift-velocity dispersion ...

Google previewCartesian Spacetime (2013)

Descartes’ Physics and the Relational Theory of Space and Motion by Edward Slowik

It may still be objected, however, that Descartes' insistent reminder that motion is a reciprocal translation (of body and contiguous neighborhood) necessarily ...

Google previewBiophysical Aspects of Transmembrane Signaling (2005)

by Sandor Damjanovich

molecular motion is a particularly good parameter for detecting molecular complexes in and/or on the cell membrane. Thus, in this chapter, we ...

Google previewSolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible (2011)

by Matt Lombard

SolidWorks Motion is an actual motion analysis tool, rather than a simple animation program. Many users may not...

Google previewThe Ideal and the Real (2012)

An Outline of Kant’s Theory of Space, Time and Mathematical Construction by A. Winterbourne

Absolute motion is the translation of One body from one absolute place to another; relative motion is a translation from One relative place to another. Both translations take place in absolute time. Relative spaces are parts of absolute space, ...

Google previewWeaving a Lexicon (2004)

by D. Geoffrey Hall

Motion: A. Comparison. of. English. and. Spanish. Jill M. Hohenstein, Letitia R. Naigles, and Ann R. Eisenberg A: If Gertrudis had only known! The poor thing climbed up and down ten times, carrying buckets of water. B: Si Gertrudis hubiera ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1890)

by George Milbry Gould

Motion and sensation. Bra-thin]. plexus. Pronat. rad. teres, flexors, a lumbricalea. fingers, palm, etc. Muscular, ant. lnteronieua, palatar cutaneous. Motor oculi (3d cranial).

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

motion: a ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

by G.H.R. Parkinson

Motion. J.J.C.Smart. Space,. time. and. space-time. Since theadvent of the special and general theories of relativityit has become scientific orthodoxy that there are no such things as space and time taken separately, but only aunitary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (2006)

by Alwyn Scott, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Alwyn Scott

Polaritons, Polarons, Pump-probe measurements, Rayleigh and Raman scattering and IR absorption, Semiconductor laser, Tachyons and superluminal motion PLASMA PHYSICS AlfvÃen waves, Ball lightning, Charge density waves, Drude ...

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Quotes about Motion

Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies. (Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin)
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Scrabble value of M3O1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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