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movement [ 'mu:vmənt] n.动作,活动;移动

movement ['mu:vmənt] 运动,活动

movement [ 'mu:vmənt] n.(交响乐)乐章

movement ['mu:vmənt] 移动

不结盟运动 non-aligned movement

女权运动 movement for women's rights

五讲四美三热爱 the movement of "five stresses, four points of beauty and three loves"(The five stresses are: stress on decorum, manners, hygiene, discipline and morals. The four points of beauty are: beauty of the mind, language, behavior adn the enviornment. The three loves are: love of the motherland, socialism and the Communist Party.)

洋务运动 Westernization Movement

Clock Movement 钟芯

Additional social stresses may also occur because of the population explosion or problems arising from mass migration movements-themselves made relatively easy nowadays by modern means of transport.

Communist Movement

运动人体科学 Human Movement Science

中国基督教“三自”爱国运动委员会 ThreeSelf Patriotic Movement Committee of the Protestant Churches of China

不结盟运动 Non-Aligned Movement (NPU)

They were required to take part in the literacy movement.

His job is to observe the movements of clouds and the changes in temperature.

Scientists watch the moon to get data about its movement.

Although we apparently have a need for REM sleep, judging from the fact that our bodies automatically compensate for a loss of it, what REM sleep actually does for us is not clear.
从我们的身体能够自动地对损失作出补偿这个事来看,尽管我们明显地需要REM Crapid eye movement睡眠,但REM睡眠对我们的身体有什么作用还不清楚。

The police have been observing his movements.

Movement unsharpness 移动不清晰度

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ingnorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, American leader of non-violent civil right movement

REM rapid eye movement

按 [àn] /to press (with the hand)/to push/to control/to restrain/to check/pressing down (brush movement in painting)/according to/in the light of/

侧锋 [cè fēng] /oblique attack (brush movement in painting)/

动态 [dòng tài] /development/trend/dynamic state/movement/moving/

动作 [dòng zuò] /movement/motion/action/

法轮功 [fǎ lún gōng] /Falungong (China spiritual movement)/

横笔 [héng bǐ] /bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)/

局限 [jú xiàn] /(v) limit the movement or confine sth/

民运 [mín yùn] /civil transport/movement aimed at the masses/democracy movement (abbr.)/

起来 [qǐ lai ] /beginning or continuing an action/upward movement/stand up/

什叶 [shí yè] /Shii (a movement in Islam)/

手脚 [shǒu jiǎo] /movement of limbs/action/trick/

手足 [shǒu zú] /movement/

移动 [yí dòng] /mobile/movement/to move/to shift/

运动 [yùn dòng] /movement/campaign/sports/

折笔 [zhé bǐ] /against the bristles (brush movement in painting)/

正锋 [zhèng fēng] /frontal attack (brush movement in painting)/

Leaders of the animal rights movement target biomedical research because it depends on public funding, and few people understand the process of health care research.

Yet the fact remains that the merger movement must be watched.

When a new movement in art attains a certain fashion, it is advisable to find out what its advocates are aiming at, for, however farfetched and unreasonable their principles may seem today, it is possible that in years to come they may be regarded as normal.
With regard to Futurist poetry, however, the case is rather difficult, for whatever Futurist poetry may be — even admitting that the theory on which it is based may be right — it can hardly be classed as Literature.

Not all that shift can be attributed to the movement out of the snow belt, census officials say.
Nonstop waves of immigrants played a role, too — and so did bigger crops of babies as yesterday's "baby boom" generation reached its child-bearing years.

Most of the hot spots move only slowly, and in some cases the movement of the plates past them has left trails of dead volcanoes.
The hot spots and their volcanic trails are milestones that mark the passage of the plates.

But the tide is unlikely to turn back. In Australia — where an aging population, life-extending technology and changing community attitudes have all played their part — other states are going to consider making a similar law to deal with euthanasia.
In the US and Canada, where the right-to-die movement is gathering strength, observers are waiting for the dominoes to start falling.

All through the nineteenth century, America, Africa, India, Australia and parts of Europe were being developed by British capital, and British shareholders were thus enriched by the world's movement towards industrialisation.

{adj: Catalan} relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants
"Catalan independence movement"

{adj: Zionist} relating to or characteristic of Zionism
"the Zionist movement"

{adj: apractic, apraxic} having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder

{adj: attributable} capable of being attributed
"the collapse of the movement was attributable to a lack of morale"
"an idea attributable to a Russian"
<-> unattributable

{adj: autobiographical, autobiographic} relating to or in the style of an autobiography
"they compiled an autobiographical history of the movement"

{adj: automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling} containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
"a self-propelled vehicle"

{adj: awkward} lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
"an awkward dancer"
"an awkward gesture"
"too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"
"his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
<-> graceful

{adj: bidirectional} reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions
<-> unidirectional

{adj: big, large, prominent} conspicuous in position or importance
"a big figure in the movement"
"big man on campus"
"he's very large in financial circles"
"a prominent citizen"

{adj: binding, constricting} hindering freedom of movement
"tight garments are uncomfortably binding"

{adj: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed} lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
"a bumbling mechanic"
"a bungling performance"
"ham-handed governmental interference"
"could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse

{adj: clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive} preventing movement
"the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"

{adj: convulsive, spasmodic, spastic} affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
"convulsive motions"
"his body made a spasmodic jerk"
"spastic movements"

{adj: coordinated, co-ordinated} being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements
"she was usually good with her hands and well coordinated"- Mary McCarthy

{adj: crabwise, sideways} (of movement) at an angle

{adj: deft, dexterous, dextrous} skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
"a deft waiter"
"deft fingers massaged her face"
"dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"

{adj: democratic, popular} representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
"democratic art forms"
"a democratic or popular movement"
"popular thought"
"popular science"
"popular fiction"

{adj: ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical} concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
"ecumenical thinking"
"ecumenical activities"
"the ecumenical movement"

{adj: elegant} displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
"an elegant dancer"
"an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"

{adj: existentialist} relating to or involving existentialism
"existentialist movement"
"existentialist philosophy"
"the existentialist character of his ideas"

{adj: fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth} smooth and unconstrained in movement
"a long, smooth stride"
"the fluid motion of a cat"
"the liquid grace of a ballerina"

{adj: flying} designed for swift movement or action
"a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

{adj: forward} of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
"in a forward gear"
<-> reverse

{adj: gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy} lacking grace in movement or posture
"a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"
"clumsy fingers"
"what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"
"heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

{adj: graceful} characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
<-> awkward

{adj: grassroots} of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
"a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament"

{adj: heavy-footed} (of movement) lacking ease or lightness
"his tired heavy-footed walk"
<-> light-footed

{adj: hot, raging} characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
"the fighting became hot and heavy"
"a hot engagement"
"a raging battle"
"the river became a raging torrent"

{adj: immobile} not capable of movement or of being moved
<-> mobile

{adj: jittery} characterized by jerky movements
"a jittery ride"

{adj: leaden, plodding} (of movement) slow and laborious
"leaden steps"

{adj: light-footed} (of movement) having a light and springy step
"a light-footed girl"
<-> heavy-footed

{adj: light} designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
"light aircraft"
"a light truck"

{adj: maladroit} not adroit
"a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"
"a maladroit translation"
"maladroit propaganda"
<-> adroit

{adj: monolithic} characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity
"a monolithic society"
"a monolithic worldwide movement"

{adj: motile} (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement

{adj: nervous} easily agitated
"quick nervous movements"

{adj: nonmotile, immotile} (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement

{adj: nonrepetitive} marked by the absence of repetition
"nonrepetitive DNA sequence"
"nonrepetitive dance movements"
<-> repetitive

{adj: nontranslational} of or relating to movement that is not uniform or not without rotation
<-> translational

{adj: one-way} moving or permitting movement in one direction only
"one-way streets"
"a one-way ticket"

{adj: palpitant, palpitating} having a slight and rapid trembling motion
"palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions"
"my palpitating heart"

{adj: pietistic, pietistical} of or relating to Pietism
"the Pietistic movement"

{adj: pyrrhic} of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece
"pyrrhic dance movements"

{adj: random} lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
"a random choice"
"bombs fell at random"
"random movements"
<-> nonrandom

{adj: rapid, speedy} characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
"a rapid movement"
"a speedy car"
"a speedy errand boy"

{adj: rearward, reverse} directed or moving toward the rear
"a rearward glance"
"a rearward movement"

{adj: repetitive, repetitious} characterized by repetition
"repetitive movement"
<-> nonrepetitive

{adj: reverse} of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
"in reverse gear"
<-> forward

{adj: romantic, romanticist, romanticistic} belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts
"romantic poetry"

{adj: rough, rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpy} causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
"a rough ride"
<-> smooth

{adj: saccadic} of or related to the rapid movement of the eyes between points of fixation

{adj: sluggish, sulky} with little movement; very slow
"a sluggish stream"

{adj: springy} (of movements) light and confidently active
"he walked away with a springy step"

{adj: startled} excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
"students startled by the teacher's quiet return"
"the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"
"her startled expression"

{adj: tectonic} pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
"tectonic plates"
"tectonic valleys"

{adj: thermal, thermic, caloric} relating to or associated with heat
"thermal movements of molecules"
"thermal capacity"
"thermic energy"
"the caloric effect of sunlight"
<-> nonthermal

{adj: tickling, tingling, titillating} exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements

{adj: translational} of or relating to uniform movement without rotation
<-> nontranslational

{adj: uncoordinated} lacking the skillful and effective interaction of muscle movements
"his movements are uncoordinated"
"an uncoordinated toddler"

{adj: unidirectional} operating or moving or allowing movement in one direction only
"a unidirectional flow"
"a unidirectional antenna"
"a unidirectional approach to a problem"
<-> bidirectional

{adj: union} of trade unions
"the union movement"
"union negotiations"
"a union-shop clause in the contract"
<-> nonunion

{adj: unitary} relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity
"the unitary principles of nationalism"
"a unitary movement in politics"

{adj: up, upward} extending or moving toward a higher place
"the up staircase"
"a general upward movement of fish"

{adj: wary} marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
"they were wary in their movements"
"a wary glance at the black clouds"
"taught to be wary of strangers"
<-> unwary

{adj: white, lily-white} restricted to whites only
"under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"
"a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"

{adv: particularly, in particular} specifically or especially distinguished from others
"loves Bach, particularly his partitas"
"recommended one book in particular"
"trace major population movements for the Pueblo groups in particular"

{adv: philosophically} with respect to philosophy
"the movement is philosophically indebted to Rousseau"

{adv: quickly, rapidly, speedily, chop-chop, apace} with rapid movements
"he works quickly"
<-> slowly

{adv: tamely} in a tame manner
"the labour movement allowed itself to be run out of power tamely"

{n: Abkhaz, Abkhazia} an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability

{n: Akhbari} a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli
"Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"

{n: Al Nathir} a Palestinian terrorist organization formed in 2002 and linked to Fatah movement of Yasser Arafat

{n: Albigensianism, Catharism} a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition

{n: Black September Movement} a former Palestinian terrorist organization (now merged with Fatah Revolutionary Council) that assassinated the Prime Minister of Jordan and during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes

{n: Boy Scouts} an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys

{n: Braque, Georges Braque} French painter who led the cubist movement (1882-1963)

{n: Brown, Robert Brown} Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)

{n: Brownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesis} the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid

{n: Chabad, Chabad Hasidism} a form of Hasidism practiced by Lithuanian and Russian Jews under communist rule; the beliefs and practices of the Lubavitch movement

{n: Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte de Chateaubriand} French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)

{n: Civil Rights movement} movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens

{n: Communist Manifesto} a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views

{n: Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp} French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)

{n: East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic Movement} a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression

{n: Enlightenment, Age of Reason} a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions

{n: European wolf spider, tarantula, Lycosa tarentula} large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)

{n: Frederick William IV} king of Prussia who violently suppressed democratic movements (1795-1865)

{n: Free French, Fighting French} a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

{n: Gallicanism} a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church

{n: Hamas, Islamic Resistance Movement} a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing

{n: Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, HUM, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy Warriors} an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan

{n: Hasidim, Hassidim, Hasidism, Chasidim, Chassidim} a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

{n: Howe, Julia Ward Howe} United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)

{n: Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie Hugo} French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)

{n: Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.} a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I

{n: Islamism} a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life

{n: Jacobin} a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution

{n: Keble, John Keble} English clergyman who (with John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement (1792-1866)

{n: Kinetoscope} a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture

{n: Labanotation} a system of notation for dance movements that uses symbols to represent points on a dancer's body and the direction of the dancer's movement and the tempo and the dynamics

{n: Lautaro Youth Movement, Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement, Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces} a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths

{n: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement} a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
"the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"

{n: Lubavitch, Lubavitch movement, Chabad-Lubavitch, Chabad} a large missionary Hasidic movement known for their hospitality, technological expertise, optimism and emphasis on religious study

{n: Lubavitcher} a member of the Lubavitch movement; a follower of Chabad Hasidism

{n: Lubavitch} a town in Belarus that was the center of the Chabad movement for a brief period during the 19th century

{n: Mazzini, Giuseppe Mazzini} Italian nationalist whose writings spurred the movement for a unified and independent Italy (1805-1872)

{n: Mennonite Church} formed from the Anabaptist movement in the 16th century; noted for its simplicity of life

{n: Mennonite} a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life

{n: New Wave, Nouvelle Vague} an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s

{n: Newman, John Henry Newman, Cardinal Newman} English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)

{n: Oldenberg, Claes Oldenberg} United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)

{n: Oxford movement} 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies

{n: Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO} a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority

{n: Parks, Rosa Parks} United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national civil rights movement (born in 1913)

{n: Pietism} 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion

{n: Pusey, Edward Pusey, Edward Bouverie Pusey} English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)

{n: Rankin, Jeannette Rankin} leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880-1973)

{n: Rastafari, Rastas} a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music

{n: Red Brigades, Brigate Rosse, BR} a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989

{n: Red Guard} a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles

{n: Reformation, Protestant Reformation} a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches

{n: Romanticism, Romantic Movement} a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
"Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"
<-> classicism

{n: Salafism, Salafi movement} a militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels; seek to convert all Muslims and to insure that its own fundamentalist version of Islam will dominate the world

{n: Sinn Fein} an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army

{n: Tantrism} movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism

{n: Tareekh e Kasas, Movement for Revenge} an organization of Muslims in India who killed Hindus in September 2002; believed to have ties with Muslim terrorists in Pakistan

{n: Tourette's syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome} neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia

{n: Tractarianism, Puseyism} principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'

{n: Tractarian} a follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times')

{n: Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru, MRTA} a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru; was formed in 1983 to overthrow the Peruvian government and replace it with a Marxist regime; has connections with the ELN in Bolivia

{n: Tzara, Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock} French poet (born in Romania) who was one of the cofounders of the dada movement (1896-1963)

{n: Usuli} a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari
"Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"

{n: Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward} English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

{n: Warhol, Andy Warhol} United States artist who was a leader of the pop art movement (1930-1987)

{n: Zionism, Zionist movement} a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine

{n: air traffic} traffic created by the movement of aircraft

{n: airiness, delicacy} lightness in movement or manner

{n: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna} a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

{n: anti-war movement} a campaign against entering or continuing a war

{n: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement} 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"

{n: apraxia} inability to make purposeful movements

{n: artistic movement, art movement} a group of artists who agree on general principles

{n: artistic style, idiom} the style of a particular artist or school or movement
"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

{n: ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia} inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait

{n: athetosis} a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts

{n: awkwardness, clumsiness} the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
<-> gracefulness

{n: balance wheel, balance} a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

{n: barrier} a structure or object that impedes free movement

{n: basal ganglion} any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement

{n: behavior, behaviour} (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

{n: bellwether} someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity

{n: belly dance, belly dancing, danse du ventre} a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen

{n: belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancer} a woman who performs a solo Oriental dance using exaggerated abdominal movements

{n: bending, bend} movement that causes the formation of a curve

{n: blocking, block} the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

{n: body language} communication via the movements or attitudes of the body

{n: bowel movement, movement, bm} a euphemism for defecation
"he had a bowel movement"

{n: bracket creep} a movement into a higher tax bracket as taxable income increases

{n: breathing room, breathing space} sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
"moved to the country to find breathing room"

{n: breath} a slight movement of the air
"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

{n: brother, comrade} used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
"Greetings, comrade!"

{n: cage} something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

{n: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort} 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"

{n: cartoon, animated cartoon, toon} a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

{n: cell, cadre} a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

{n: cha-cha, cha-cha-cha} a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips

{n: change of location, travel} a movement through space that changes the location of something

{n: chatter mark} marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier

{n: chemotaxis} movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus

{n: chorea} any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs

{n: choreic abasia} abasia related to abnormal movements of the legs

{n: circulation} free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant)

{n: circulation} movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

{n: circumduction} a circular movement of a limb or eye

{n: civil rights leader, civil rights worker, civil rights activist} a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

{n: classical ballet} a style of ballet based on precise conventional steps performed with graceful and flowing movements

{n: classicism, classicalism} a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
"classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"
<-> Romanticism

{n: clatter} a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
"the shutters clattered against the house"
"the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

{n: common front} a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together
"the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"

{n: constructivism} an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

{n: consumerism} a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

{n: continental drift} the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)

{n: control} (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
"the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"
"he had lost control of his sphincters"

{n: convection} (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

{n: coordination} the skillful and effective interaction of movements
<-> incoordination

{n: crawl} a very slow movement
"the traffic advanced at a crawl"

{n: creep} a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

{n: crustal movement, tectonic movement} movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust

{n: cubism} an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

{n: cultural movement} a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals

{n: dada, dadaism} a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty

{n: dance step, step} a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
"he taught them the waltz step"

{n: dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation} taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

{n: deflection, deflexion} the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

{n: dervish} an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements

{n: descent} a movement downward

{n: determination, purpose} the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
"his determination showed in his every movement"
"he is a man of purpose"

{n: development} (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

{n: diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels, looseness} frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

{n: divertimento, serenade} a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

{n: dodge} a quick evasive movement

{n: drift, trend, movement} 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"

{n: driving} the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

{n: dyskinesia} abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements

{n: earthquake, quake, temblor, seism} shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

{n: ecumenical movement} a movement aimed to promote understanding and cooperation among Christian churches; aimed ultimately at universal Christian unity

{n: ecumenism, ecumenicism, ecumenicalism} (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity

{n: ecumenism, oecumenism} a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)

{n: entrance, entering} a movement into or inward

{n: escapement} mechanical device that regulates movement

{n: eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics} the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

{n: existentialism, existential philosophy, existentialist philosophy} (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves

{n: exposition} (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

{n: expressionism} an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

{n: eye movement} the movement of the eyes

{n: fairway} a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement

{n: fall} a movement downward
"the rise and fall of the tides"
<-> rise

{n: falun gong} a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

{n: fan} a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

{n: fauvism} an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists

{n: feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib} the movement aimed at equal rights for women

{n: fetal movement, foetal movement} motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

{n: figure} a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
"she made the best score on compulsory figures"

{n: fleetness} rapidity of movement
"fleetness of foot"

{n: flit, dart} a sudden quick movement

{n: freeze, halt} an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
"a halt in the arms race"
"a nuclear freeze"

{n: futurism} an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age

{n: gawkiness, ungainliness} the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant

{n: gay liberation movement, gay lib} the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression

{n: genus Mimosa} genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement

{n: gesture, motion} the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

{n: grace, gracility} elegance and beauty of movement or expression

{n: gracelessness, ungracefulness} an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

{n: gravitation} a figurative movement toward some attraction
"the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"

{n: gravitation} movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
"irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
<-> levitation

{n: gridlock} a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible

{n: guide rope} a rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane

{n: guru} a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
"a guru of genomics"

{n: hairspring} a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece

{n: harassing fire} fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale

{n: hard core} the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement

{n: headway, head} forward movement
"the ship made little headway against the gale"

{n: heave, heaving} an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
"the heaving of waves on a rough sea"

{n: high priest} a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine

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