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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moving \Mov"ing\, a. 1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power. [1913 Webster] 2. Exciting movement of the mind or feelings; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal. [1913 Webster] I sang an old moving story. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] Moving force (Mech.), a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body. Moving plant (Bot.), a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); -- so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion. [1913 Webster]