Definition of self-motion in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


Movement caused by oneself or itself, not by an external action or agent.
Example sentences
  • Vection illusion is the sensation of self-motion induced by relative movement of viewed objects.
  • Third, although space and time are infinite, matter is spatio-temporally finite, and being endowed only with vis inertiae it has no power of self-motion.
  • Immediately after the cessation of motion stimulation, the observer reports self-motion in the same direction as the previous section.



Example sentences
  • An automata is a self-moving machine, and so is a computer.
  • He also addressed the Hobbesian argument that, since thought is a mode of matter and matter has no self-moving power, there cannot be any freedom of the will.

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Syllabification: self-mo·tion

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