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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 move·ment /ˈmuvmənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 move·ment /ˈmuvmənt/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a change of position that does not entail a change of
           location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed
           his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an
           impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
           [syn: motion, move, motility]
      2: a natural event that involves a change in the position or
         location of something [syn: motion]
      3: the act of changing location from one place to another;
         "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement
         of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him
         directly in my path" [syn: motion, move]
      4: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to
         achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of
         the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass
         movement"; "he led the national liberation front" [syn: social
         movement, front]
      5: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the
         second movement is slow and melodic"
      6: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward
         a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they
         worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready
         for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end
         slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" [syn: campaign,
          cause, crusade, drive, effort]
      7: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid
         succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the
         cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of
         flashing lights gave an illusion of movement" [syn: apparent
         motion, motion, apparent movement]
      8: a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement" [syn:
         bowel movement, bm]
      9: a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly
         liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad
         movement of the electorate to the right" [syn: drift, trend]
      10: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a
          watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a
          diamond movement"
      11: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement
          of cargo onto the vessel"