The action or process of moving or being moved
(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
the rocking motion of the boat
Designating, relating to, or involving the reproduction of moving images in a realistic way, without jerkiness, and usually so as to fill the screen displaying them.
The blurring of the image of a moving object in photographs, film, or video, which occurs when the motion is rapid in relation to film speed, or (in the case of stills) at low shutter speeds.
A day on which motions are to be made.
The mechanism for moving the hands of a clock or watch.
Movement caused by oneself or itself, not by an external action or agent
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
A cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement
(attributive) designating a part which first receives motion from an engine or motor and communicates it to another part; specifically designating the input shaft of a gearbox.
= Geneva movement.
Motion with a rectilinear and a circular component.
A monkey-like gesture or facial expression.
A person who makes formal proposal or legal petition.
A sensor that is sensitive to motion; a motion detector, especially as (part of) a security device that can trigger a burglar alarm, or as an aid to positioning or navigation.
A time-and-motion study.
Digital video data that provides moving pictures and may be transmitted or stored (on videodisc, etc.) for subsequent reproduction on a computer or DVD player.
The part of the apparent motion of a fixed star that is due to its actual movement in space relative to the sun
Chiefly Astronomy the perceived movement of a (celestial) object.
A motion sensor.
Harmony in which one part remains on the same note while another ascends or descends (opposed to similar and contrary).
The motion of bodies which are moving in parallel directions, of one body in a direction parallel to another, or of a body which points in the same direction at every point of the motion.
The erratic random movement of microscopic particles in a fluid, as a result of continuous bombardment from molecules of the surrounding medium
Another term for simple harmonic motion.
The process or technique of recording patterns of movement digitally, especially the recording of an actor’s movements for the purpose of animating a digital character in a film or computer game
A cinema film
Nausea caused by motion, especially by travelling in a vehicle
A matter raised at an adjournment debate.
The photographing of moving subjects, cinematography.
The change in the apparent position of a celestial object resulting from change in the observer's position.
Motion in which position and distance fluctuate but do not undergo any overall change; also in extended use.
A parliamentary motion to determine the schedule for a bill's passage through the House; specifically one designed to restrict or curtail the time allocated to debating the bill.
Start something moving or working
A state in which movement or action is or appears to be continuous and unceasing
(The movements of) a person or thing regarded as beautiful or excellent.
Attributive Designating the study of an industrial or other operation with regard to the time taken and method followed in carrying out each of its constituent tasks, usually with a view to improving efficiency; relating to, concerned with, or involving study of this kind. Compare earlier time study.
(In the UK) a formal proposal submitted by a Member of Parliament for debate in the House of Commons at the earliest opportunity but at no fixed time. Early day motions are rarely actually debated: their main purpose is to draw attention to a particular subject or area of interest
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
The proper motion of a star or other celestial object relative to a set of reference points.
= repetitive strain injury.
Oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position
A procedure in which the efficiency of an industrial or other operation is evaluated
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
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
Do something to begin a process or put a plan into action
Start something moving or working
do not distract the driver while the vehicle is in motion