Meaning of motion
Pronunciation: (mō'shun), [key]
- the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
- power of movement, as of a living body.
- the manner of moving the body in walking; gait.
- a bodily movement or change of posture; gesture.
- a proposal formally made to a deliberative assembly: to make a motion to adjourn.
- an application made to a court or judge for an order, ruling, or the like.
- a suggestion or proposal.
- an inward prompting or impulse; inclination: He will go only of his own motion.
- melodic progression, as the change of a voice part from one pitch to another.
- a piece of mechanism with a particular action or function.
- the action of such a mechanism.
- to do something halfheartedly, routinely, or as a formality or façade.
- in active operation; moving: The train was already in motion when he tried to board it.
- to direct by a significant motion or gesture, as with the hand: to motion a person to a seat.
- to make a meaningful motion, as with the hand; gesture; signal: to motion to someone to come.
- motion (Thesaurus)