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English definition of “motion”

motion

noun [C]     /ˈməʊʃən/ MEETINGS
a formal suggestion made, discussed , and voted on at a meeting : introduce/make/propose a motion They will propose a motion to move the vote to the evening of June 9. approve/carry/pass a motion The group unanimously passed a motion endorsing the designs . defeat / reject a motion put forward / table / adopt a motion
(Definition of motion noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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