movement

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. motion, gesture; maneuver; progress; crusade, drive; works, workings. See activity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The state of moving]
Syn. move, transit, passage, progress, journey, advance, velocity, motility, mobility, change, movableness, shift, translation, transLating, alteration, ascension, descension, propulsion, flow, flux, action, flight, declination, wandering, journeying, voyaging, migration, emigration, transplanting, evolving, shifting, changing, locomotion, drive, evolution, undertaking, regression.
Ant. immobility, quiet, fixity.
2. [An example of movement]
Syn. immigration, migration, march, demonstration, crusade, patrol, sweep, emigration, evolution, unrest, transition, change, transfer, displacement, withdrawal, ascension, descension, progression, regression, transportation, removal, departure, trip, day's trip, shift, flight, slip, slide, step, footfall, stride, gesture, act, action, vacating, campaign, mobilization, pilgrimage, expedition, procession, locomotion, cavalcade; see also journey .
3. [A trend]
Syn. drift, tendency, bent; see inclination 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. motion action, stirring, activity, advancement, propulsion, ascension, descension, retraction, flight.
2. campaign grassroots movement, crusade, undertaking, drive popular front, fundraiser, push.
3. musical passage section, part, sequence, division, piece.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or process of moving: motion, move, stir1. See MOVE. 2. A change in normal place or position: dislocation, displacement, disturbance, move, rearrangement, shift. See MOVE. 3. A calculated change in position: evolution, maneuver, move, turn. See MOVE. 4. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose: campaign, crusade, drive, push. Faction, seek.

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