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Webster 1913 Edition


Movement

Move′ment

,
Noun.
[F.
mouvement
. See
Move
, and cf.
Moment
.]
1.
The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion;
as, the
movement
of an army in marching or maneuvering; the
movement
of a wheel or a machine
.
2.
Manner or style of moving;
as, a slow, or quick, or sudden,
movement
.
4.
Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
5.
(Mus.)
(a)
The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
“Any change of time is a change of movement.”
Busby.
(b)
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
.
6.
(Mech.)
A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch;
as, a seventeen jewel
movement
.
Febrile movement
(Med.)
,
an elevation of the body temperature; a fever.
Movement cure
.
(Med.)
Movement of the bowels
,
an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.
Syn. – Motion.
Movement
,
Motion
. Motion expresses a general idea of not being at rest; movement is oftener used to express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress.

Webster 1828 Edition


Movement

MOVEMENT

,
Noun.
Motion; a passing, progression, shaking, turning or flowing; any change of position in a material body; as the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
1.
The manner of moving.
2.
Excitement; agitation; as the movement of the mind.
3.
In music, any single strain or part having the same measure or time.
Any change of time is a change of movement.

Definition 2021


movement

movement

English

Alternative forms

Noun

movement (countable and uncountable, plural movements)

  1. Physical motion between points in space.
    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. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  7. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
    The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  8. An act of emptying the bowels.
    • 1923, Samuel Goodwin Gant, Diseases of the Rectum, Anus, and Colon, Including the Ileocolic Angle, page 47:
      when after a movement feces are streaked with blood and the patient suffers from sphincter algia, a fissure should be suspected,
  9. (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

Synonyms

  • (motion between points in space): motion

Antonyms

  • (motion between points in space): stasis

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Middle French

Noun

movement m (plural movemens)

  1. movement

Old French

Etymology

movoir + -ment, or from Medieval Latin mōvimentum, from Latin moveō.

Noun

movement m (oblique plural movemenz or movementz, nominative singular movemenz or movementz, nominative plural movement)

  1. movement

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