Move"ment(?), n. [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.] 1. The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
2. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden,
3. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some
movement toward an agreement.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
4. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
(Mus.) (a) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece. "Any change of time is a change of movement."
Busby. (b) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several
movements of a suite or a symphony.
(Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel
7. A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation
movement; the progressive
movement in architecture.
(Med.), an elevation of the body temperature; a fever. --
(Med.) See Kinesiatrics. --
Movement of the bowels, an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.
Syn. -- Motion. -- Movement, Motion. Motion expresses a general idea of not being at rest; movement is oftener used to express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress.
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