English noun: motility
|1.||motility (attribute) ability to move spontaneously and independently|
|2.||motility (act) a change of position that does not entail a change of location|
|Samples||The reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise.|
Movement is a sign of life.
An impatient move of his hand.
|Synonyms||motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abduction, 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|