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movement

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Etymology

From Old French movement (modern mouvement), from mediaeval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere ‘move’.

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movement

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  1. Physical motion between points in space.
    I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
    I saw some movement in that grass on the hill.
  2. (horology) for a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
  3. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  4. A trend in various fields or social categories.
    The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
  5. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
  6. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  7. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight
    The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  8. An act of emptying the bowels.

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