motion noun (MOVEMENT)
- Onstage she is a human dynamo, spending the hour in perpetual motion.
- He gloved the ball, turned, and threw in one motion.
- The motion of the car almost lulled her to sleep.
- The spaceship's jets were fired periodically to dampen a side-to-side pendulum motion that had developed.
- I thought a phone call to the right person might set the wheels in motion.
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motion noun (SUGGESTION)
- Delegates have voted in favour of the motion.
- Anyone wishing to dissent from the motion should now raise their hand.
- Those voting for the motion, 96, and those voting against, 54.
- The motion for tonight's debate is, "This house believes that capital punishment should be abolished."
- He proposed a motion that the chairman resign.