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motion

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or an instance of changing position
  • we were instructed not to make any sudden motions or we might scare away the deer

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motion

verb

Synonyms of motion (Entry 2 of 2)

to direct or notify by a movement or gesture
  • the referee motioned the team captains to confer with him on the sideline

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The first known use of motion was in the 14th century

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motility

motion

motioned

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“Motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/motion. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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