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movement

noun
 
 
/ˈmuːvmənt/
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a change in a number, price, etc. for example on a financial market: movements in sth Short-term movements in currency are difficult to predict. This stock market report discusses the latest trends and reasons behind share price movements.
[C] POLITICS an organized group of people who work together to achieve or oppose something: She's been in the environmental movement for 35 years. the labour/labor/(trade) union movement the civil-rights/women's movement
[C or U] TRANSPORT the process of moving or being transported from one place to another: the company's movement of jobs abroad We want to remove restrictions on trade and movements of capital. Under European law product safety takes precedence over freedom of movement for the product.
[S] the process of changing from one particular system, activity, etc. to another: a movement to/towards/from sth The movement toward free trade lies at the heart of globalization.
→  See also capital movement , currency movement , free movement , mass movement
(Definition of movement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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