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Synonyms for motion

Synonyms for (noun) motion

Synonyms: motion, move, movement Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Similar words: change Definition: the action of changing something Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Synonyms: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Similar words: change Definition: the action of changing something Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Synonyms: gesture, motion Definition: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Similar words: visual communication Definition: communication that relies on vision

Synonyms: question, motion Definition: a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote Usage: he made a motion to adjourn; she called for the question

Similar words: proposal Definition: something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

Synonyms: motion, movement Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: apparent motion, apparent movement, motion, movement Definition: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object Usage: the cinema relies on apparent motion; the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Similar words: optical illusion Definition: an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression

Synonyms: motion Definition: a state of change Usage: they were in a state of steady motion

Similar words: state Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms for (verb) motion

Synonyms: gesticulate, gesture, motion Definition: show, express or direct through movement Usage: He gestured his desire to leave

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist