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movement

noun  us   /ˈmuv·mənt/

movement noun (CHANGE OF CONDITIONS)

[C/U] the act or process of changing a situation or event, or of changing the way something happens or is done: [C] There has been a movement toward smaller families.

movement noun (ACTION)

[C] a group of people with a particular set of aims: The women’s movement works for better job opportunities for women.

movement noun (CHANGE OF POSITION)

[C/U] a change of position or place: [U] Fire doors should be kept closed to prevent the movement of fire from one area to another.

movement noun (CHANGE OF BODY PLACE)

[C/U] a change in the place or position of your body or a part of your body: [C] the movements of the dancers [U] There was no movement in his legs.
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