Definition for MOVE'MENT

MOVE'MENT, n. [Fr. mouvement.]

  1. Motion; a passing, progression, shaking, turning or flowing; any change of position in a material body; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
  2. The manner of moving.
  3. Excitement; agitation; as, the movement of the mind. Pope.
  4. In music, any single strain or part having the same measure or time. Any change of time is a change of movement. Busby.

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