(Rare) The ability to move
An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
A gradual movement or change in some direction or toward some end or purpose; trend; tendency
The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
A concerted effort or vigorous movement for a cause or against an abuse:
(Biol.) A periodic occurrence in living organisms of specific physiological changes, as the menstrual cycle, or a seasonal or daily variation in some activity, as sleep or feeding, in response to geophysical factors
A change of place, residence, etc.
(Uncountable) Ease of movement between economic conditions
The action of making such a motion or motions:
Energetic action or movement; liveliness.
A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
Any movement or procedure intended as a skillful or shrewd step toward some objective; stratagem; artifice; scheme
The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection . The modern understanding of the origins of species is based on the theories of Charles Darwin combined with a modern knowledge of genetics based on the work of Gregor Mendel. Darwin observed there is a certain amount of variation of traits or characteristics among the different individuals belonging to a population. Some of these traits confer fitness—they allow the individual organism that possesses them to survive in their environment better than other individuals who do not possess them and to leave more offspring. The offspring then inherit the beneficial traits, and over time the adaptive trait spreads through the population. In twentieth century, the development of the the science of genetics helped explain the origin of the variation of the traits between individual organisms and the way in which they are passed from generation to generation. This basic model of evolution has since been further refined, and the role of genetic drift and sexual selection in the evolution of populations has been recognized.
An inclination; tendency
A characteristic likelihood:
The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition.
The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
The act of striding.
Proceeding; measure; action; act.
The act or an instance of using a shift key.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The act of leaving.
The act or an instance of transporting.
The act of moving from one thing to another.
The act of ascending; ascent
The act of withdrawing
The act of displacing.
A form or document effecting a transfer, as from one post or position to another
In bell ringing, any pattern or order in which the bells may be rung
(LGBT) The process or act of changing from one gender role to another, or of bringing one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.
The act of emigrating
The act of sweeping, as with a broom
The act of patrolling
A public display of group opinion, as by a rally or march:
A regulated pace:
An act or instance of immigrating
Change or progress from one process or condition to another; transition
The result of this; change
The action of beginning a task or venture:
Constant or frequent change; fluctuation:
The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
(Countable, mathematics, physics) Motion of a body on a linear path, without deformation or rotation, i.e. such that every part of the body moves at the same speed and in the same direction; also (in physics), the linear motion of a body considered independently of its rotation.
Quickness or rapidity of motion or action; swiftness; speed
A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
The definition of a journey is a trip from one place to another.
Progress is moving forwards towards an end goal, or is making things better or more advanced.
A transition; change
An imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered atoms in the crystal lattice
A slight movement:
A stop or break in speaking or reading, which clarifies meaning
A command to stop
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
A stopping or being stopped
Something fixed or immovable.
A particular disposition or bent of mind; bias; tendency
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