Motion vs. Gesture

Motion vs. Gesture — Is There a Difference?
ADVERTISEMENT

Difference Between Motion and Gesture

Motionnoun

(uncountable) A state of progression from one place to another.

Gesturenoun

A motion of the limbs or body, especially one made to emphasize speech.

The middle-finger gesture is really a nonverbal swear.This Web browser can be controlled with mouse gestures.

Motionnoun

(countable) A change of position with respect to time.

Gesturenoun

An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of attitude.

We took flowers as a gesture of sympathy.

Motionnoun

(physics) A change from one place to another.

Gesturenoun

(obsolete) The manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.

ADVERTISEMENT

Motionnoun

(countable) A parliamentary action to propose something. A similar procedure in any official or business meeting.

The motion to amend is now open for discussion.

Gestureverb

(intransitive) To make a gesture or gestures.

My dad said to never gesture with my hands when I talk.Never gesture at someone with a middle finger.

Motionnoun

(obsolete) An entertainment or show, especially a puppet show.

Gestureverb

(transitive) To express something by a gesture or gestures.

He gestured his disgust.

Motionnoun

(philosophy) from κίνησις (kinesis); any change. Traditionally of four types: generation and corruption, alteration, augmentation and diminution, and change of place.

Gestureverb

(transitive) To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action.

ADVERTISEMENT

Motionnoun

Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.

Gesturenoun

motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Motionnoun

(law) A formal request, oral or written, made to a judge or court of law to obtain an official court ruling or order for a legal action to be taken by, or on behalf of, the movant.

Gesturenoun

the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Motionnoun

(euphemistic) A movement of the bowels; the product of such movement.

Gesturenoun

something done as an indication of intention;

a political gesturea gesture of defiance

Motionnoun

(music) Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts. (Conjunct motion is that by single degrees of the scale. Contrary motion is when parts move in opposite directions. Disjunct motion is motion by skips. Oblique motion is when one part is stationary while another moves. Similar or direct motion is when parts move in the same direction.)

Gestureverb

show, express or direct through movement;

He gestured his desire to leave

Motionnoun

(obsolete) A puppet, or puppet show.

Motionverb

To gesture indicating a desired movement.

He motioned for me to come closer.

Motionverb

(proscribed) To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure.

Motionverb

To make a proposal; to offer plans.

Motionnoun

a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Motionnoun

the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Motionnoun

a change of position that does not entail a change of location;

the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprisemovement is a sign of lifean impatient move of his handgastrointestinal motility

Motionnoun

a state of change;

they were in a state of steady motion

Motionnoun

a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote;

he made a motion to adjournshe called for the question

Motionnoun

the act of changing location from one place to another;

police controlled the motion of the crowdthe movement of people from the farms to the citieshis move put him directly in my path

Motionnoun

an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;

the cinema relies on apparent motionthe succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Motionverb

show, express or direct through movement;

He gestured his desire to leave