motion vs move : Common Errors in English

About motion vs move

When you make a motion in a meeting, say simply “I move,” as in “I move to adjourn”; and if you’re taking the minutes, write “Barbara moved,” not “Barbara motioned” (unless Barbara was making wild arm-waving gestures to summon the servers to bring in the lunch). Instead of “I want to make a motion . . .” it’s simpler and more direct to say “I want to move. . . .”

motion Meaning(s)

  • (n) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  • (n) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  • (n) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  • (n) a state of change
  • (n) a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
  • (n) the act of changing location from one place to another
  • (n) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
  • (v) show, express or direct through movement

move Meaning(s)

  • (v) give an incentive for action
  • (v) arouse sympathy or compassion in
  • (v) dispose of by selling
  • (v) progress by being changed
  • (v) live one's life in a specified environment
  • (v) have a turn; make one's move in a game
  • (v) propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
  • (n) the act of deciding to do something
  • (n) the act of changing your residence or place of business
  • (n) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  • (n) the act of changing location from one place to another
  • (n) (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
  • (v) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  • (v) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  • (v) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  • (v) change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
  • (v) follow a procedure or take a course
  • (v) be in a state of action
  • (v) go or proceed from one point to another
  • (v) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  • (v) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

motion in News

  1. In Motion Technology and CDW Partner to Deliver Secure Mobile Access to Enterprise Networks

    In Motion Technology Inc., a leader in mobile enterprise networks, today announced a partnership with CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. Together, the organizations will deliver an end-to-end technology solution, as well as services and support, which will allow mission-critical workforces to securely connect to the enterprise ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. Motion In-Vehicle Computing Solutions

    Capitalizing on the culmination of Motion's 12+ years of experience developing mobile technology for business, Motion In-Vehicle Computing Solutions have safety, space and ergonomics in mind. Motion In-Vehicle Solutions include a range of docks, mounting devices and computing accessories that meet safety and performance standards demanded by fleet managers at law enforcement, first responder ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Field Technologies Online

  3. Motion® Launches In-Vehicle Computing Solution To Maximize Safety And Improve Productivity Of Mobile Workforc

    Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology solutions built for business, launched their In-Vehicle Computing Solution today at American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE 13) in Denver. The Motion Solution includes a range of docks, mounts, integrated features and computing accessories designed to work with Motion Tablet PCs for maximized safety ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Field Technologies Online

move in News

  1. Lines move smoothly on second night of security scanning at PNC Park

    Lines move smoothly at Wednesday's Pirates game, but some fans question the wisdom of a new security procedure.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. Syracuse's Move To The ACC Is An Above Average Student

    Syracuse's Move To The ACC Is An Above Average Student
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Move to Rye energizes VARTA battery company

    VARTA Microbattery's move to The International Corporate Center heralds a higher profile and new growth for the German company's North American headquarters, officials said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Journal News

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