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Definition of "movement" []

  • The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position. (noun)
  • A particular manner of moving. (noun)
  • A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes. (noun)
  • A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy: a movement toward world peace. (noun)
  • An organized effort by supporters of a common goal: a leader of the labor movement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "movement" in a sentence
  • "The process then consists in extracting from all the movements peculiar to all the figures an impersonal movement abstract and simple, _movement in general_, so to speak: we put this into the apparatus, and we reconstitute the individuality of each particular movement by combining this nameless movement with the personal attitudes."
  • "Now it is this complete awareness, this brimfull interest in our own dynamic changes, in our various and variously combined facts of movement inasmuch as _energy_ and _intention, _ it is this sense of the _values of movement_ which"
  • "The wave, as has been described, is a concrete with an upward and a downward movement united; but its last constituent is that which most affects the ear and leaves upon it the stronger impression, and hence, especially if it be given with a wide interval, _its dominant characteristic will be that of the second movement_; for example, if the second movement be upward, the wave may express interrogation mingled with surprise or scorn; if the second movement be downward, the wave may express astonishment mingled with indignation."