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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Movement  \Move"ment\,  n.  [F.  mouvement.  See  {Move},  and  cf 
  1.  The  act  of  moving  change  of  place  or  posture; 
  transference,  by  any  means  from  one  situation  to  another; 
  natural  or  appropriate  motion;  progress;  advancement;  as 
  the  movement  of  an  army  in  marching  or  maneuvering;  the 
  movement  of  a  wheel  or  a  machine;  the  party  of  movement. 
  2.  Motion  of  the  mind  or  feelings;  emotion. 
  3.  Manner  or  style  of  moving  as  a  slow,  or  quick,  or 
  sudden,  movement. 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  rhythmical  progression,  pace,  and  tempo  of  a 
  piece.  ``Any  change  of  time  is  a  change  of  movement.'' 
  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 
  5.  (Mech.)  A  system  of  mechanism  for  transmitting  motion  of  a 
  definite  character,  or  for  transforming  motion;  as  the 
  wheelwork  of  a  watch. 
  {Febrille  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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  change  of  position  that  does  not  entail  a  change  of 
  location;  "the  reflex  movements  of  his  eyebrows  revealed 
  his  surprise";  [syn:  {motion},  {move}] 
  2:  the  act  of  changing  your  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},  {move}] 
  3:  a  natural  event  that  involves  a  change  in  the  position  or 
  location  of  something  [syn:  {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:  {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},  {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}] 
  8:  a  euphemism  for  defecation;  "he  had  a  bowel  movement"  [syn: 
  {bowel  movement},  {bm}] 
  9:  the  driving  and  regulating  parts  of  a  mechanism  (as  of  a 
  watch  or  clock);  "it  was  an  expensive  watch  with  a  diamond 
  10:  the  act  of  changing  the  location  of  something  "the  movement 
  of  cargo  onto  the  vessel" 

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