Definition of movement :
1. A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.
2. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
3. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
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action (part of speech: noun)
motion (part of speech: noun)
activity (part of speech: noun)
- A certain majesty lies in the movement which is without break. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
- One of them rode upon a movement of the summer air and danced before Susannah's eyes. - "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
- He made a movement of pleasure. - "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.