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noun motion pronunciation in British English /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/
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    [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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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