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Engelsk substantiv: motion

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


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)gesture


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkvisual communication


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbeck, 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 begivenhet) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)movement


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Mere spesifikke uttrykkapproach, 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.


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkchange


Mere spesifikke uttrykkabduction, 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 spesifikke uttrykkstate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkflow, palpitation, perpetual motion, precession, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, stream, trembling, vibration


Kjennetegner disse uttrykkenemoving, nonmoving, unmoving


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

5. motion (om kommunikasjon) 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)question


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkproposal

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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)move, movement


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkchange


Mere spesifikke uttrykkadvance, 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 fenomen) 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.


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkoptical illusion


Engelsk verb: motion

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


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gestured his desire to leave.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)gesticulate, gesture


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcommunicate, intercommunicate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkacclaim, 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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