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Engelsk navneord: motion

1. motion (om kommunikation) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gesture


Mindre specifikke termervisual communication


Mere specifikke termerbeck, bow, bowing, curtsey, curtsy, facial expression, facial gesture, flourish, gesticulation, high-five, nod, obeisance, previous question, shrug, sign, sign of the cross, V sign, wafture, wave, waving

2. motion (om begivenhed) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)movement


Mindre specifikke termerhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Mere specifikke termerapproach, approaching, backlash, bend, bending, Brownian motion, Brownian movement, cam stroke, change of location, commotion, crustal movement, deflection, deflexion, heave, jitter, kick, moving ridge, passage, passing, pedesis, periodic motion, periodic movement, rebound, recoil, recoil, repercussion, seek, squeeze, stroke, tectonic movement, throw, travel, turn, turning, twist, undulation, undulation, wave, wave, whirl, wobble, wrench, wring

3. motion (om handling) a change of position that does not entail a change of location


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise.
Movement is a sign of life.
An impatient move of his hand.
Gastrointestinal motility.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)motility, move, movement


Mindre specifikke termerchange


Mere specifikke termerabduction, adduction, agitation, body English, circumduction, closing, dart, disturbance, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, eversion, everting, eye movement, fetal movement, flicker, flit, flutter, foetal movement, gesture, headshake, headshaking, inclination, inclining, inversion, inversion, jerk, jerking, jolt, kick, kicking, kneel, kneeling, lurch, opening, pitch, pitching, posing, prostration, quiver, quivering, reach, reaching, reciprocation, reclining, retraction, retroflection, retroflexion, rotary motion, rotation, saccade, shutting, sitting, sitting, snap, span, squat, squatting, squirm, standing, straddle, stretch, stroke, sweep, toss, upending, vibration, wave, waver, wiggle, wriggle

4. motion (om tilstand) a state of change


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey were in a state of steady motion.


Mindre specifikke termerstate


Mere specifikke termerflow, palpitation, perpetual motion, precession, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, stream, trembling, vibration


Kendetegnermoving, nonmoving, unmoving


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

5. motion (om kommunikation) a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe made a motion to adjourn.
She called for the question.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)question


Mindre specifikke termerproposal

6. motion (om handling) the act of changing location from one place to another


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPolice controlled the motion of the crowd.
The movement of people from the farms to the cities.
His move put him directly in my path.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)move, movement


Mindre specifikke termerchange


Mere specifikke termeradvance, advancement, approach, approaching, ascending, ascension, ascent, chase, coast, coming, crawl, descent, displacement, flow, following, forward motion, glide, haste, hurry, hurrying, locomotion, lunge, lurch, maneuver, manoeuvre, migration, onward motion, play, procession, progress, progression, pursual, pursuit, return, rise, rush, rushing, shift, shifting, slide, slippage, speed, speeding, stream, swing, swinging, translation, travel, travel, traveling, travelling, vacillation

7. motion (om fænomen) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe cinema relies on apparent motion.
The succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apparent motion, apparent movement, movement


Mindre specifikke termeroptical illusion


Engelsk udsagnsord: motion

1. motion (om kommunikation) show, express or direct through movement


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gestured his desire to leave.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gesticulate, gesture


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Mindre specifikke termercommunicate, intercommunicate


Mere specifikke termeracclaim, applaud, beckon, bless, bow, bow down, clap, clap, cross oneself, exsert, extend, hold out, nod, put out, shake, shrug, sign, spat, spat, stretch forth, stretch out, wave, wink









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