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1motion/ˈmoʊʃən/noun
pluralmotions
1motion
/ˈmoʊʃən/
noun
pluralmotions
Learner's definition of MOTION  
: an act or process of moving
[noncount]
[count]
— see also slow motion
   b [count] : a movement of your body or of a part of your body
[count] 
: a formal suggestion or proposal that is made at a meeting for something to be done
   b law : a formal request made to a court of law or judge for something to be done or happen
British, medical [count] 
: an act of passing solid waste from the body: a bowel movement
   b : the solid waste that is passed from the body

go through the motions

: to do something without making much effort to do it well

in motion

: moving
◊ When something, such as a plan or process, is in motion or has been set in motion or put in/into motion, it has begun and is proceeding.

poetry in motion

— see poetry
2motion/ˈmoʊʃən/verb
motionsmotionedmotioning
2motion
/ˈmoʊʃən/
verb
motionsmotionedmotioning
Learner's definition of MOTION  
: to make a movement of your hand, head, etc., that tells someone to move or act in a certain way
[+ object]
[no object]
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