• IPA: /ˈmuːv.mənt/


  1. Physical motion between points in space.
    Synonyms: motion
    Antonyms: stasis
    I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
  2. (engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
  3. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  4. A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
  5. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
  6. (music) Melodic progression, accentual character, tempo or pace.
  7. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  8. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
    The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  9. (bridge) A pattern in which pairs change opponents and boards move from table to table in duplicate bridge.
  10. An act of emptying the bowels.
  11. (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
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