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motion

noun  /ˈmoʊ·ʃən/ us  

motion noun (MOVEMENT)

[C/U] the act or process of moving, or a particular movement: [U] His range of motion was exactly equal on both sides. [C] She moved her finger in a circular motion.

motion noun (FORMAL REQUEST)

[C] a formal request, usually one made, discussed, and voted on at a meeting: [+ to infinitive] Someone made a motion to increase the membership fee. [C] A motion is also a request made to a judge in court for something to happen.in motion Something in motion is moving or operating or has started: The alarm rang and suddenly everyone was in motion. The governor’s request set in motion the process for receiving federal funds.

motion

verb [always + adv/prep]  /ˈmoʊ·ʃən/ us  

motion verb [always + adv/prep] (SIGNAL)

to make a signal to someone, usually with your hand or head: [T] He motioned me to sit down. [I] I saw him motion to the man at the door.
Translations of “motion”
in Korean 움직임…
in Arabic حَرَكة…
in French mouvement, geste, motion…
in Turkish hareket, önerge, teklif…
in Italian moto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 移動, 動, 運動…
in Russian движение, ход, жест…
in Polish ruch, wniosek…
in Spanish movimiento, gesto, moción…
in Portuguese movimento…
in German die Bewegung, der Antrag…
in Catalan moviment…
in Japanese 動き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动, 动, 移动…
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