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 for Simple motions
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Motion \Mo"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. motio, fr. movere, motum, to
     move. See Move.]
     1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position;
        movement; the passing of a body from one place or position
        to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed
        to rest.
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              Speaking or mute, all comeliness and grace
              attends thee, and each word, each motion, forms.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Power of, or capacity for, motion.
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              Devoid of sense and motion.           --Milton.
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     3. Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of
        the planets is from west to east.
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              In our proper motion we ascend.       --Milton.
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     4. Change in the relative position of the parts of anything;
        action of a machine with respect to the relative movement
        of its parts.
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              This is the great wheel to which the clock owes its
              motion.                               --Dr. H. More.
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     5. Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or
        impulse to any action; internal activity.
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              Let a good man obey every good motion rising in his
              heart, knowing that every such motion proceeds from
              God.                                  --South.
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     6. A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress;
        esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly;
        as, a motion to adjourn.
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              Yes, I agree, and thank you for your motion. --Shak.
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     7. (Law) An application made to a court or judge orally in
        open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule
        directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
        --Mozley & W.
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     8. (Mus.) Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in
        the same part or in groups of parts.
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              The independent motions of different parts sounding
              together constitute counterpoint.     --Grove.
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     Note: Conjunct motion is that by single degrees of the scale.
           Contrary motion is that when parts move in opposite
           directions. Disjunct motion is motion by skips. Oblique
           motion is that when one part is stationary while
           another moves. Similar or direct motion is that when
           parts move in the same direction.
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     9. A puppet show or puppet. [Obs.]
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              What motion's this? the model of Nineveh? --Beau. &
                                                    Fl.
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     Note: Motion, in mechanics, may be simple or compound.
  
     Simple+motions+are:+({a">Simple motions are: ({a) straight translation, which, if
        of indefinite duration, must be reciprocating. ({b)
        Simple rotation, which may be either continuous or
        reciprocating, and when reciprocating is called
        oscillating. ({c) Helical, which, if of indefinite
        duration, must be reciprocating.
  
     Compound motion consists of combinations of any of the
        simple motions.
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     Center of motion, Harmonic motion, etc. See under
        Center, Harmonic, etc.
  
     Motion block (Steam Engine), a crosshead.
  
     Perpetual motion (Mech.), an incessant motion conceived to
        be attainable by a machine supplying its own motive forces
        independently of any action from without. According to the
        law of conservation of energy, such perpetual motion is
        impossible, and no device has yet been built that is
        capable of perpetual motion.
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     Syn: See Movement.
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