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Amoeboid movement

  • movement produced, as in the amoeba, by successive processes of prolongation and retraction.
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anti-war movement

  • noun a campaign against entering or continuing a war
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apparent movement

  • noun an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
    motion; movement; apparent motion.
    • the cinema relies on apparent motion
    • the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement
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art movement

  • noun a group of artists who agree on general principles
    art movement.
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artistic movement

  • noun a group of artists who agree on general principles
    art movement.
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Associated movements

  • (Physiol.), consensual movements which accompany voluntary efforts without our consciousness. Dunglison.
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black september movement

  • noun 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
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bowel movement

  • noun a euphemism for defecation
    bm; movement.
    • he had a bowel movement
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Brownian movement

  • noun the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
    pedesis; Brownian motion.
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  • the peculiar, rapid, vibratory movement exhibited by the microscopic particles of substances when suspended in water or other fluids.
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civil rights movement

  • noun 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
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Concrete sound or movement of the voice

  • one which slides continuously up or down, as distinguished from a discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from one line of pitch to another.
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crustal movement

  • noun movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
    crustal movement.
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cultural movement

  • noun a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals
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Discrete movement

  • . See Concrete movement of the voice, under Concrete, a.
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east turkestan islamic movement

  • noun 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
    East Turkestan Islamic Movement.
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east turkistan islamic movement

  • noun 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
    East Turkestan Islamic Movement.
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ecumenical movement

  • noun a movement aimed to promote understanding and cooperation among Christian churches; aimed ultimately at universal Christian unity
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eye movement

  • noun the movement of the eyes
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Febrille movement

  • (Med.), an elevation of the body temperature; a fever.
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feeling of movement

  • noun the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
    kinaesthesia; kinesthesia.
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feminist movement

  • noun the movement aimed at equal rights for women
    feminist movement; feminism; women's lib.
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fetal movement

  • noun motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
    fetal movement.
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Flank movement

  • a change of march by an army, or portion of one, in order to turn one or both wings of the enemy, or to take up a new position.
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foetal movement

  • noun motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
    fetal movement.
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gay liberation movement

  • noun the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
    gay lib.
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Incoördination of muscular movement

  • (Physiol.), irregularity in movements resulting from inharmonious action of the muscles in consequence of loss of voluntary control over them.
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islamic resistance movement

  • noun 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
    Hamas.
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labor movement

  • noun an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
    labor movement; labor.
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  • noun a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths
    Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces; Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement.
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lautaro youth movement

  • noun a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths
    Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces; Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement.
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lubavitch movement

  • noun a large missionary Hasidic movement known for their hospitality, technological expertise, optimism and emphasis on religious study
    Lubavitch; Chabad; Chabad-Lubavitch.
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Movement cure

  • . (Med.) See Kinesiatrics.
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movement for revenge

  • noun an organization of Muslims in India who killed Hindus in September 2002; believed to have ties with Muslim terrorists in Pakistan
    Tareekh e Kasas.
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movement of holy warriors

  • noun 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
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; HUM; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar.
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Movement of the bowels

  • an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.
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nonrapid eye movement

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; orthodox sleep; NREM.
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nonrapid eye movement sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; orthodox sleep; NREM.
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Oxford movement

  • noun 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies
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  • . See Tractarianism.
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Passive movement

  • (Med.), a movement of a part, in order to exercise it, made without the assistance of the muscles which ordinarily move the part.
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periodic movement

  • noun motion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same
    periodic motion.
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political movement

  • noun a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
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rapid eye movement

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    rapid eye movement; REM; paradoxical sleep; REM sleep.
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rapid eye movement sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    rapid eye movement; REM; paradoxical sleep; REM sleep.
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reform movement

  • noun a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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religious movement

  • noun a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
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romantic movement

  • noun a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
    Romanticism.
    • Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality
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salafi movement

  • noun 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
    Salafism.
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sense of movement

  • noun the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
    kinaesthesia; kinesthesis; kinaesthesis; muscle sense; kinesthesia; kinesthetics.
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social movement

  • noun a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    front; movement.
    • he was a charter member of the movement
    • politicians have to respect a mass movement
    • he led the national liberation front
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tectonic movement

  • noun movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
    crustal movement.
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trade union movement

  • noun an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
    labor movement; labor.
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troop movement

  • noun movement of military units to a new location
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tupac amaru revolutionary movement

  • noun 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
    Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru; MRTA.
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women's liberation movement

  • noun the movement aimed at equal rights for women
    feminist movement; feminism; women's lib.
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world tamil movement

  • noun 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
    Tigers; LTTE; Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; World Tamil Association; Tamil Tigers.
    • the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war
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youth movement

  • noun political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
    youth crusade.
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zionist movement

  • noun a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine
    Zionism.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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