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noun motion pronunciation in British English /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularmotion
pluralmotions
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process or action of moving

    Special instruments record the speed and motion of the atoms.

    in motion:

    Muybridge developed high-speed photography of people and animals in motion.

    1. a.
      [countable] a movement that someone or something makes

      Rub the horse's coat in a circular motion.

      She made a little fluttering motion with her hands.

  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] formal the process of getting rid of solid waste from your body
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of motion

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