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movement
British English: /ˈmuːvm(ə)nt/
American English: /ˈmuvmənt/

Translation of movement in French:

noun

  • 1 (of person, dancer, head, wave, vehicle, machine part)
    (of hand, arm)
    an upward/downward movement
    un mouvement ascendant/descendant
    a graceful/sudden movement (of arm)
    un geste gracieux/brusque
    to watch somebody's movements
    surveiller les faits et gestes de quelqu'un
  • 2 [figurative] (in prices, market, situation) very little movement on the stock exchange/the political front
    très peu de mouvement à la Bourse/sur le front politique
    an upward/downward movement in prices
    une augmentation/diminution des prix
    a movement towards liberalization
    une évolution vers la libéralisation
    a movement away from marriage
    une tendance à rejeter le mariage
  • 3 (organization, group)
    for en faveur de
    mass movement
    mouvement de masse
    the trade union movement
    le mouvement syndicaliste
  • 6 (circulation) the free movement of goods
    la libre circulation des marchandises

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