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NOUN (11)

1. a change of position that does not entail a change of location;
- Example: "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"
- Example: "movement is a sign of life"
- Example: "an impatient move of his hand"
- Example: "gastrointestinal motility"
[syn: motion, movement, move, motility]

2. the act of changing location from one place to another;
- Example: "police controlled the motion of the crowd"
- Example: "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"
- Example: "his move put him directly in my path"
[syn: motion, movement, move]

3. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;
[syn: movement, motion]

4. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;
- Example: "he was a charter member of the movement"
- Example: "politicians have to respect a mass movement"
- Example: "he led the national liberation front"
[syn: movement, social movement, front]

5. a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata;
- Example: "the second movement is slow and melodic"

6. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;
- Example: "he supported populist campaigns"
- Example: "they worked in the cause of world peace"
- Example: "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
- Example: "the movement to end slavery"
- Example: "contributed to the war effort"
[syn: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort]

7. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;
- Example: "the cinema relies on apparent motion"
- Example: "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
[syn: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement]

8. a euphemism for defecation;
- Example: "he had a bowel movement"
[syn: bowel movement, movement, bm]

9. a general tendency to change (as of opinion);
- Example: "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"
- Example: "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
[syn: drift, trend, movement]

10. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock);
- Example: "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

11. the act of changing the location of something;
- Example: "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Movement \Move"ment\, n. [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.] 1. The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine. [1913 Webster] 2. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement. [1913 Webster] 3. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) (a) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece. "Any change of time is a change of movement." --Busby. (b) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement. [1913 Webster] 7. A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture. [PJC] Febrile movement (Med.), an elevation of the body temperature; a fever. Movement cure. (Med.) See Kinesiatrics. Movement of the bowels, an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge. [1913 Webster] Syn: Motion. Usage: Movement, Motion. Motion expresses a general idea of not being at rest; movement is oftener used to express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

movement n 1: 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, motility] 2: the act of changing location from one place to another; "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" [syn: motion, movement, move] 3: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something [syn: movement, motion] 4: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front" [syn: movement, social movement, front] 5: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic" 6: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" [syn: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort] 7: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement" [syn: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement] 8: a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement" [syn: bowel movement, movement, bm] 9: a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right" [syn: drift, trend, movement] 10: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement" 11: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

450 Moby Thesaurus words for "movement": Alexandrine, American, Art Nouveau, Ashcan school, BM, Barbizon, Bauhaus, Bolognese, British, Cobra, Dutch, Flemish, Fontainebleau, French, Italian, Mannerist, Milanese, Modenese, Momentum, Neapolitan, New York, Paduan, Parisian, Phases, Pre-Raphaelite, Raphaelite, Reflex, Restany, Roman, Scottish, Sienese, Spur, Suprematism, The Ten, Tuscan, Umbrian, Venetian, Washington, Zeitgeist, accent, accentuation, act, action, activeness, activism, activity, actuation, advance, age group, amotion, amphibious operations, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anagnorisis, anapest, angle, antispast, architectonics, architecture, argument, arsis, art schools, atmosphere, bacchius, background, band, bass passage, bat, battalion, bearing, beat, beck, beckon, bevy, bloody flux, body, body language, bourdon, bowel movement, bridge, brigade, buffalo chips, bunch, burden, business, ca-ca, cabal, cadence, caesura, campaign, carriage, cast, catalexis, catastrophe, catharsis, cause, change, characterization, charade, chironomy, chloriamb, chloriambus, chorus, clique, clockworks, coalition, coda, cohort, colon, color, combined operations, commitment, communist front, commutation, company, complement, complication, contingent, continuity, contrivance, coprolite, coprolith, corps, coterie, counterpoint, course, covey, cow chips, cow flops, cow pats, crap, cretic, crew, crossing, crowd, crusade, current, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, decline, decrease, deed, defecation, dejection, delocalization, denouement, design, detachment, detail, development, device, diaeresis, diarrhea, dimeter, dingleberry, dipody, direction, displacement, division, dochmiac, doings, drift, drive, drive train, droppings, dry run, dumb show, dung, dynamics, dynamism, dysentery, eclectic, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, episode, epitrite, evacuation, exposition, fable, faction, faith, falling action, feces, feculence, feminine caesura, figure, fleet, flicker, flow, fluid operations, flux, folderol, foot, front, gang, gear, gears, genre, gesticulation, gesture, gesture language, gimmick, glacial movement, globe-trotting, going, goings-on, grass-roots movement, great cause, ground swell, group, grouping, groupment, groups, guano, hand signal, harmonic close, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, in-group, incident, increase, innards, interest, interlude, intermezzo, introductory phrase, ionic, issue, jakes, jingle, journeying, junta, kinematics, kinesics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, lientery, lifework, lilt, line, lines, local color, locomotion, logistics, loose bowels, machinery, main current, mainstream, maneuver, maneuvers, manure, masculine caesura, mass movement, measure, mechanism, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron, migration, militancy, military operations, minor operations, mission, mob, mobilization, molossus, mood, mora, motif, motion, motivation, move, movements, moving, musical phrase, musical sentence, mythos, night soil, number, numbers, operation, operations, ordure, ornament, out-group, outfit, overseas operations, pack, paeon, pantomime, part, party, passage, peer group, pencil, pentameter, pentapody, period, peripeteia, phalanx, phrase, plan, platoon, plein-air, plot, poise, political activism, political front, popular front, pose, posse, posture, power train, principle, proceedings, proceleusmatic, progress, prosody, purgation, purge, pyrrhic, quantity, reason for being, recognition, refrain, regiment, relocation, remotion, removal, removement, resolution, response, restlessness, rhythm, rhythmic pattern, rising action, ritornello, run, running, runs, salon, scheme, school, secondary plot, section, servomechanism, set, sewage, sewerage, shift, shit, shits, shrug, sign, sign language, signal, slant, spondee, sprung rhythm, squad, stable, staff work, stance, stanza, statement, stir, stirring, stool, story, strain, stream, stress, string, structure, style, subject, subplot, swing, switch, syzygy, tailpiece, team, tendency, tenor, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, the general tendency, the grand style, the main course, thematic development, theme, thesis, time spirit, tone, topic, tourism, touristry, traject, trajet, transfer, transit, travel, traveling, trend, tribe, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee, troop, trots, troupe, turd, turistas, tutti, tutti passage, twist, unrest, variation, velocity, verse, voidance, war game, war plans, watchworks, wheels, wheels within wheels, wing, workings, works