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Meaning of “motion” - Learner’s Dictionary

motion

noun     /ˈməʊʃən/
MOVEMENT [U] the way something moves or the fact that it is moving: The motion of the boat made him feel sick.Movement
ACTION [C] a single action or movement: She made a motion with her hand.Acting and actsDealing with things or peopleMovement
SUGGESTION [C] a suggestion that you make in a formal meeting or court of law: to propose/oppose a motion Suggestions and proposalsCourt cases, orders and decisionsOfficial meetingsMeeting people
set sth in motion to make something start to happenCausing things to happen
→  See also slow motion , go through the motions
(Definition of motion noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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