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  • 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
  • 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
  • a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    • he made a motion to adjourn
    • she called for the question
  • a state of change
    • they were in a state of steady motion
  • 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
  • a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  • the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  • show, express or direct through movement
    • He gestured his desire to leave
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