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A movement is a motion, a change in position. Movement can also refer to:


In art

In social studies

In philosophy

  • Philosophical movement, is either the appearance or increased popularity of a specific school of philosophy, or a fairly broad but identifiable sea-change in philosophical thought on a particular subject

In religion

In politics


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From Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from Mediaeval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (move).





movement (plural movements)

  1. Physical motion between points in space.
    I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
  2. (horology) For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
  3. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  4. A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
  5. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
  6. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  7. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
    The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  8. An act of emptying the bowels.
    • 1923, Samuel Goodwin Gant, Diseases of the Rectum, Anus, and Colon, Including the Ileocolic Angle, page 47:
      when after a movement feces are streaked with blood and the patient suffers from sphincter algia, a fissure should be suspected,


  • (motion between points in space): motion


  • (motion between points in space): stasis

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Simple English

Movement, or motion, is the state of changing something's position--that is, changing where something is. A flying bird or a walking person are moving, because they change where they are from one place to another. There are many kinds of science and math related to movement.

For example, thanks to Albert Einstein, we know that all position is relative. This means that everything's position depends on where they exist in relation to other things. For example, a ball is 5 feet away from a box, 3 feet away from a chair, and a foot away from a table. According to Einstein, the ball's position means how far the ball is from other things, so by telling you how far the ball was from other things, I told you its position. An object's movement is also relative. Its movement depends on where it is in relation to other things and where it's going to in relation to other things.

There are many things involved in movement, such as speed, velocity, acceleration, gravity, magnetic attraction and repulsion, friction, and inertia. Also, work is needed to produce movement. Light moves at about 300,000 kilometres per second or 186,000 miles per second.

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