Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun movement

11 senses of movement

Sense 1
motion, movement, move, motility -- (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")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 2
motion, movement, move -- (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")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 3
movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 4
movement, social movement, front -- (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")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 5
movement -- (a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic")
       => musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music -- (a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements")

Sense 6
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (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")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Sense 7
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement -- (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")
       => optical illusion -- (an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression)

Sense 8
bowel movement, movement, bm -- (a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement")
       => defecation, laxation, shitting -- (the elimination of fecal waste through the anus)

Sense 9
drift, trend, movement -- (a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 10
movement -- (the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement")
       => action, action mechanism -- (the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action")

Sense 11
movement -- (the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

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