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move·ment

movement

 
 
pronunciation:
muv mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: change in position or location.
There was hurried movement toward the door when the bell rang.
synonyms:
shift
similar words:
motion, move, switch, turn
definition 2: a particular action or way of changing place or position
The ballet dancers performed beautiful movements.
synonyms:
activity, locomotion, motion
similar words:
action, circulation, gesture, move, step
definition 3: a group or groups of people acting as one.
Many people joined the peace movement because they wanted the war to end.
synonyms:
alliance
similar words:
cause, school, union
definition 4: a main section in a musical piece.
That symphony has four movements.
similar words:
act, passage
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The word movement contains the following parts:
mob, mot, mov Latin root that means move
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.