Motion vs. Notion

Motion vs. Notion — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Motion and Notion

Motionnoun

The act or process of changing position or place.

Notionnoun

A belief or opinion

had an old-fashioned notion of what qualities were most important in a mate.

Motionnoun

A meaningful or expressive change in the position of the body or a part of the body; a gesture.

Notionnoun

A mental image; an idea or conception

Do you have any notion of what I'm referring to?.

Motionnoun

Active operation

set the plan in motion.

Notionnoun

An impulse or whim

I suddenly had the notion of walking by the river.

Motionnoun

The ability or power to move

lost motion in his arm.

Notionnoun

notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.

Motionnoun

The manner in which the body moves, as in walking.

Notionnoun

Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.

Motionnoun

A prompting from within; an impulse or inclination

resigned of her own motion.

Notionnoun

A sentiment; an opinion.

Motionnoun

(Music) Melodic ascent and descent of pitch.

Notionnoun

(obsolete) Sense; mind.

Motionnoun

(Law) An application made to a court for an order or a ruling.

Notionnoun

(colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

Yankee notions

Motionnoun

A formal proposal put to the vote under parliamentary procedures.

Notionnoun

Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.

Motionnoun

A mechanical device or piece of machinery that moves or causes motion; a mechanism.

Notionnoun

(colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.

I have a notion to do it.

Motionnoun

The movement or action of such a device.

Notionnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

his impression of her was favorablewhat are your feelings about the crisis?it strengthened my belief in his sincerityI had a feeling that she was lying

Motionverb

To direct by making a gesture

motioned us to our seats.

Notionnoun

a general inclusive concept

Motionverb

To indicate by making a gesture; signal

motioned that he was ready.

Notionnoun

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea;

the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his storieshe had a whimsy about flying to the moonwhimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

Motionverb

To make a motion (that something should happen).

Notionnoun

(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items;

buttons and needles are notions

Motionverb

To signal by making a gesture

motioned to her to enter.

Motionnoun

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

Motionnoun

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

Motionnoun

(physics) A change from one place to another.

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.

Motionnoun

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

Motionnoun

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

Motionnoun

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

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.

Motionnoun

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

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.)

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