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motion British & World English

The action or process of moving or being moved

motion English Thesaurus

the rocking motion of the boat

Motion, Sir Andrew British & World English

(B.1952), English poet. His first collection of lyrical poems The Pleasure Steamers (1978) was published to critical acclaim; later work includes Love in a Life (1991) and Public Property (2002). He was Poet Laureate 1999–2009

self-motion British & World English

Movement caused by oneself or itself, not by an external action or agent

slow motion British & World English

The action of showing film or playing back video more slowly than it was made or recorded, so that the action appears much slower than in real life

stop-motion British & World English

A cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement

slow motion New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

proper motion British & World English

The part of the apparent motion of a fixed star that is due to its actual movement in space relative to the sun

Brownian motion British & World English

The erratic random movement of microscopic particles in a fluid, as a result of continuous bombardment from molecules of the surrounding medium

harmonic motion British & World English

Another term for simple harmonic motion.

motion capture British & World English

The process or technique of recording patterns of movement digitally, especially the recordinɡ of an actor’s movements for the purpose of animating a digital character in a film or computer game

motion sickness British & World English

Nausea caused by motion, especially by travelling in a vehicle

Brownian motion New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

random movement of microscopic particles in a fluid, observed by Robert Brown

set in motion British & World English

Start something moving or working

perpetual motion British & World English

A state in which movement or action is or appears to be continuous and unceasing

full-motion video British & World English

Digital video data that is transmitted or stored on video discs for real-time reproduction on a computer (or other multimedia system) at a rate of not less than 25 frames per second

simple harmonic motion British & World English

Oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position

time-and-motion study British & World English

A procedure in which the efficiency of an industrial or other operation is evaluated

Newton's laws of motion British & World English

Three fundamental laws of classical physics. The first states that a body continues in a state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless it is acted on by an external force. The second states that the rate of change of momentum of a moving body is proportional to the force acting to produce the change. The third states that if one body exerts a force on another, there is an equal and opposite force (or reaction) exerted by the second body on the first

repetitive motion disorder British & World English

Work-related physical symptoms caused by excessive and repeated use of the upper extremities, especially when typing on a computer keyboard. Also called repetitive injury

set the wheels in motion British & World English

Do something to begin a process or put a plan into action

set in motion in motion British & World English

Start something moving or working

in motion in motion English Thesaurus

do not distract the driver while the vehicle is in motion

set the wheels in motion in set1 British & World English

Do something to begin a process or put a plan into action

set/put in motion in motion English Thesaurus

the Home Secretary set in motion a review of the law


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