Movement

Definition of Movement

Move´ment
n.1.The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
2.Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
3.Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement.
4.Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
5.(Mus.) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
6.(Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement.
7.A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture.
Febrile movement
(Med.) an elevation of the body temperature; a fever.
Movement cure
(Med.) See Kinesiatrics.
Movement of the bowels
an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.

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