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motion British & World English

The action or process of moving or being moved

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

motion English Thesaurus

the rocking motion of the boat

full-motion British & World English

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.

motion blur British & World English

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.

motion day British & World English

A day on which motions are to be made.

motion work British & World English

The mechanism for moving the hands of a clock or watch.

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

first motion British & World English

(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.

mixed motion British & World English

Motion with a rectilinear and a circular component.

monkey motion British & World English

A monkey-like gesture or facial expression.

motion-maker British & World English

A person who makes formal proposal or legal petition.

motion sensor British & World English

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.

motion study British & World English

A time-and-motion study.

motion video British & World English

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.

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

apparent motion British & World English

Chiefly Astronomy the perceived movement of a (celestial) object.

oblique motion British & World English

Harmony in which one part remains on the same note while another ascends or descends (opposed to similar and contrary).

parallel motion British & World English

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.

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 recording 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

adjournment motion British & World English

A matter raised at an adjournment debate.

motion photography British & World English

The photographing of moving subjects, cinematography.

parallactic motion British & World English

The change in the apparent position of a celestial object resulting from change in the observer's position.

stationary motion British & World English

Motion in which position and distance fluctuate but do not undergo any overall change; also in extended use.

timetable motion British & World English

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.

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

poetry in motion British & World English

(The movements of) a person or thing regarded as beautiful or excellent.

time and motion British & World English

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.

early day motion British & World English

(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

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

relative proper motion British & World English

The proper motion of a star or other celestial object relative to a set of reference points.

repetitive motion injury British & World English

= repetitive strain injury.

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

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

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

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

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