Common misspellings for motion:
Definition of motion:
- To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; to make proposals. See Move. Motion in court, an occasional application of the court, by the parties or their counsel, for the purpose of obtaining some rule or order of court which becomes necessary in the progress of a cause. Quantity of motion, the product of the mass or moving body by the velocity. Absolute motion, that which is independent of any other motion or retarding power. Angular motion, the motion of a body as referred to a centre about which it revolves. Accelerated motions, those which are continually increasing or diminishing in velocity, while equable motion continues uniform. Laws of motion, three axioms, which have been shown by Sir Isaac Newton, as follows:-( 1) every body perseveres in its state of rest, or uniform motion in a straight line, until a change is effected by the agency of some external force; ( 2) any change effected in the quiescence or motion of a body, is in the direction of the force impressed, and is proportional to it in quantity; and ( 3) action and reaction are equal and in contrary directions.
- To make a significant movement with the hands.
- Act of moving; change of position; the passing of a body from one place to another; a movement; power of movement; impulse: a proposition made in a deliberative assembly; action of the bowels.
- Change of place or of local position; animal life and action; the passing of a body from one place to another, as opposed to rest; manner of moving the body; change of posture; impulse communicated; tendency of the mind; internal action, as of the bowels; a proposal made at a meeting or an assembly; in a locomotive engine, the cross- head, cross- head guides, and the blocks, taken as a whole, are called " the motion".