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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Move·ment n.
 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, movement.
 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.
 4. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
 5. 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.
 6. 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 movement.
 Febrile movement Med., an elevation of the body temperature; a fever.
 Movement cure. Med. See Kinesiatrics.
 Movement of the bowels, an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.
 Syn: -- Motion.
 Usage: -- 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kin·e·si·at·rics n.  Med. A mode of treating disease by appropriate muscular movements; -- also termed kinesitherapy, kinesipathy, lingism, and the movement cure.