Synonyms for motion
- 1. gesture, motion, visual communication
- usage: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
- 2. movement, motion, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
- 3. motion, movement, move, motility, change
- usage: 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"
- 4. motion, state
- usage: a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
- 5. motion, question, proposal
- usage: a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
- 6. motion, movement, move, change
- usage: 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"
- 7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement, optical illusion
- usage: 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"
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- 1. gesticulate, gesture, motion, communicate, intercommunicate
- usage: show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"