moto

noun
mo·to | \ ˈmōt(ˌ)ō , ˈmō(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of moto 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: movement with regard to musical tempo

Definition of moto- (Entry 2 of 2)

: motion : motor motofacient motoneuron

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History and Etymology for moto

Noun

Italian, movement, motion, from Latin motus, from motus, past participle of movēre to move

Combining form

motion & motor

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