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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from movoir + -ment; cf. also Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (move).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmuːv.mənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: move‧ment

NounEdit

movement (countable and uncountable, plural movements)

  1. Physical motion between points in space.
    Synonym: motion
    Antonym: stasis
    I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
  2. (engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
  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. (music) Melodic progression, accentual character, tempo or pace.
  7. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  8. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
    The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  9. 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,
  10. (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French movement.

NounEdit

movement m (plural movemens)

  1. movement

DescendantsEdit


OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan; equivalent to mover +‎ -ment. Cf. also Medieval Latin movimentum.

NounEdit

movement m (plural movements)

  1. movement (physical motion)
  2. movement (trend in various fields)

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Further readingEdit

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 664.

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

movoir +‎ -ment; cf. also Medieval Latin mōvimentum (itself probably partly based on the Old French or other early Romance cognates), from Latin moveō.

NounEdit

movement m (oblique plural movemenz or movementz, nominative singular movemenz or movementz, nominative plural movement)

  1. movement

DescendantsEdit