Movement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmuːvmənt|  American pronunciation of the word movement
Brit.  |ˈmuːvm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word movement
- a change of position that does not entail a change of location (syn: motility, motion, move)
- the act of changing location from one place to another (syn: motion, move)
- a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something (syn: motion)
- a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals (syn: front)
- a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (syn: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort)
- an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object (syn: motion)
- a euphemism for defecation
- a general tendency to change (as of opinion) (syn: drift, trend)
- the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
- the act of changing the location of something


He developed an efficient system for movement of raw materials to the factory.

Studying the movements of the planets

We wore loose clothes to allow for easier movement.

The graceful movements of a dancer

The police have been keeping a careful record of his movements.

There's a movement afoot to rename the town.

A book about the history of the civil rights movement

They joined the antiwar movement.

Mendes led a movement to stop destruction of the rain forest.

A slight movement of the curtains showed where she was hiding.

He motioned to the door with a movement of his head.

There's been no movement in the peace talks since Thursday.

movement is a sign of life

the movement of people from the farms to the cities

he was a charter member of the movement

Word forms

singular: movement
plural: movements
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