1. ability to move spontaneously and independently
Ant: ↑immotility
Derivationally related forms: ↑motile
Hypernyms: ↑mobility
2. a change of position that does not entail a change of location

the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise


movement is a sign of life


an impatient move of his hand


gastrointestinal motility

Syn: ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑move
Derivationally related forms: ↑move (for: ↑move), ↑move (for: ↑movement), ↑move (for: ↑motion)
Hypernyms: ↑change
abduction, ↑adduction, ↑agitation, ↑body English, ↑circumduction, ↑disturbance, ↑fetal movement, ↑foetal movement, ↑flit, ↑dart, ↑gesture, ↑headshake, ↑headshaking, ↑inclination, ↑inclining, ↑inversion, ↑eversion, ↑everting, ↑upending, ↑jerk, ↑jerking, ↑jolt, ↑saccade, ↑kick, ↑kicking, ↑kneel, ↑kneeling, ↑lurch, ↑pitch, ↑pitching, ↑eye movement, ↑opening, ↑prostration, ↑reach, ↑reaching, ↑stretch, ↑reciprocation, ↑reclining, ↑retraction, ↑retroflection, ↑retroflexion, ↑rotation, ↑rotary motion, ↑shutting, ↑closing, ↑sitting, ↑posing, ↑snap, ↑squat, ↑squatting, ↑sweep, ↑toss, ↑vibration, ↑quiver, ↑quivering, ↑wave, ↑waver, ↑flutter, ↑flicker, ↑standing, ↑straddle, ↑span, ↑stroke, ↑wiggle, ↑wriggle, ↑squirm, ↑eurythmy, ↑eurhythmy, ↑eurythmics, ↑eurhythmics

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