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noun movement pronunciation in British English /ˈmuːvmənt/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people who share the same aim and work together to achieve it

    the peace movement

    There have been several movements for reform over the last century.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of movement
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a change in the position of your body, or a particular way of moving your body

    rhythmic movements

    The injury has restricted movement in his arm.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of moving things from one place to another

    The agreement governs the free movement of goods between countries.

  4. 4
    [countable] a change in someone's attitude, opinion, or behaviour, especially over a period of time

    We have seen a growing movement towards natural medicine.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a change that leads towards improving a situation or solving a problem

      There has been little movement in the negotiations since January.

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  5. 6


    [plural] someone's activities over a period of time

    Their job is to monitor the movements of suspected terrorists.

  6. 8
    [countable] the moving parts of a clock or watch
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of movement
  7. 9
    [countable] medical a bowel movement
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of movement


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