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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.

  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 someones 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.

  5. 6


    [plural] someones activities over a period of time

    Their job is to monitor the movements of suspected terrorists.


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