motion vs move :

motion or 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. . . .”

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Definitions

  • 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
    the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • n  a state of change
    they were in a state of steady motion
  • n  a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    he made a motion to adjourn
  • n  the act of changing location from one place to another
    police controlled the motion of the crowd
  • n  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
    the cinema relies on apparent motion
  • v  show, express or direct through movement

  • n  the act of deciding to do something
    he didn't make a move to help
    his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • n  the act of changing your residence or place of business
    they say that three moves equal one fire
  • n  a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    movement is a sign of life
    an impatient move of his hand
  • n  the act of changing location from one place to another
    the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    his move put him directly in my path
  • 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
    The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
  • v  cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
  • v  move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    He moved his hand slightly to the right
  • v  change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
    The basketball player moved from one team to another
  • v  follow a procedure or take a course
  • v  be in a state of action
  • v  go or proceed from one point to another
    the debate moved from family values to the economy
  • v  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    We must move quickly
  • v  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • v  give an incentive for action
    This moved me to sacrifice my career
  • v  arouse sympathy or compassion in
    Her fate moved us all
  • v  dispose of by selling
    The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
  • v  progress by being changed
  • v  live one's life in a specified environment
    she moves in certain circles only
  • v  have a turn; make one's move in a game
  • v  propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
News & Articles

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    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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
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    June 12, 2013 - Field Technologies Online

  • Move needle on efficiency
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    June 24, 2013 - The Greenville News
  • Blackhawks move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title
    Blackhawks move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title
    June 23, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Republicans move to defend caucus-convention system
    Republicans move to defend caucus-convention system by Dan Harrie The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 22, 2013 05:09PM MDT Sandy • Utah Republican loyalists who have repeatedly and soundly rejected changes to the state’s unusual caucus-convention method of selecting nominees for elected office now want to move to aggressively to defend the system they feel is under assault by outside forces ...
    June 22, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune