motion motion  /ˈmoʊ ʃən/


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

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  1. That, in essence, is all a perpetual-motion machine amounts to: a device that operates without any external power source.
  2. Lawyers for Roman Polanski filed a motion in court Tuesday asking that the director be released from Swiss custody the first step in his legal battle to avoid extradition.
  3. Threatened with eviction from the LDP, they abstained, ensuring the motion's defeat.


  1. Attorney seeks motion to reduce Chad Johnson's jail term

    A friendly pat on the backside of his attorney does not warrant ex-NFL star Chad Johnson having to serve a 30-day jail sentence, that same attorney said Tuesday while making a motion to reduce or vacate Johnson's jail term.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Update: Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Granted In Thomas Case

    A federal judge has granted the motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a missing Bellevue woman.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

  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


  1. "The scale and scope of this plan is right, and the time for action is now," Obama said in the radio address. "If we don't move swiftly to put this plan in motion, our economic crisis could become a national catastrophe."
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It appears from some of his other activities that March is when he decided to put this plan in motion," Kelly said.
    on May 5, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: WCBS-TV New York

  3. "By allowing Washington Mutual to hand-pick appraisers who inflated values, First American helped set the current mortgage crisis in motion," Cuomo said.
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Forbes

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