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Definition of "motoric" [motoric]

  • Relating to the motor faculties. (adjective)
  • Based on repetition of a single note length (adjective)

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Use "motoric" in a sentence
  • "Firstly, it seems to leave out the role commonly ascribed to the so-called motoric part of the nervous system in bringing about bodily action; and secondly, the acknowledgment of the dependence of consciousness on corporeal 'dying' implies that willing is an unconscious activity because of its being based on life processes of the body."
  • "Physicians use a set of five clinical diagnostic criteria to make the diagnosis, which include presence of OCD or tic disorder, pediatric onset of symptoms, episodic course of symptom severity (meaning symptoms are consistent and do not come and go), association with group A Beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection (GABHS), and association with neurological abnormalities, such as motoric hyperactivity."
  • "In Act I, Mr. Muhly's sound world often recalls Messiaen's evocations of nature; in Act II, as the wives go on TV, he switches to a motoric, minimalist insistence that is more like Steve Reich, an enlivening change in musical tone that is over all too soon."