Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.

Synonyms

  • facial gesture
  • wafture
  • sign
  • bowing
  • high-five
  • shrug
  • wave
  • beck
  • waving
  • flourish
  • gesture
  • curtsy
  • obeisance
  • sign of the cross
  • visual communication
  • nod
  • facial expression
  • previous question
  • V sign
  • bow
  • gesticulation

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Rotary Motion

  • locomotion
  • promotion
  • devotion
  • demotion
  • commotion
  • laotian
  • emotion
  • potion
  • notion
  • lotion
  • kocian
  • hoeschen
  • bocian
  • ocean

Example sentences of the word rotary-motion


1. Noun Phrase
Once the engine has started, the crankshaft converts the up-and-down motion of the pistons into rotary motion.

2. Noun Phrase
In addition to linear motion, pneumatic motors also are capable of producing rotary motion.

3. Noun Phrase
Steam turbines are machines that convert the heat energy of steam from a water boiler into rotary motion.

2. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • occurrence
  • repercussion
  • tectonic movement
  • wave
  • pedesis
  • throw
  • approaching
  • turning
  • whirl
  • movement
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • seek
  • jitter
  • commotion
  • periodic motion
  • Brownian movement
  • occurrent
  • rebound
  • bend
  • bending
  • crustal movement
  • deflection
  • Brownian motion
  • natural event
  • passage
  • backlash
  • deflexion
  • heave
  • happening
  • kick
  • twist
  • passing
  • cam stroke
  • wrench
  • moving ridge
  • change of location
  • wring
  • wobble
  • turn
  • travel
  • undulation
  • periodic movement

Antonyms

  • immotility
  • let go of
  • straight line
  • fall

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

3. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a change of position that does not entail a change of location.

Synonyms

  • adduction
  • headshaking
  • sweep
  • eurythmics
  • retroflection
  • fetal movement
  • standing
  • motility
  • wave
  • jerking
  • eversion
  • saccade
  • gesture
  • reciprocation
  • prostration
  • inclining
  • everting
  • shutting
  • circumduction
  • quiver
  • movement
  • squatting
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • kneel
  • stroke
  • wriggle
  • squirm
  • change
  • lurch
  • eurhythmics
  • retraction
  • move
  • pitch
  • straddle
  • squat
  • upending
  • reclining
  • jolt
  • kneeling
  • kicking
  • body English
  • inversion
  • inclination
  • jerk
  • closing
  • waver
  • sitting
  • flutter
  • foetal movement
  • pitching
  • disturbance
  • opening
  • retroflexion
  • rotation
  • rotary motion
  • quivering
  • reach
  • headshake
  • flicker
  • dart
  • eurythmy
  • kick
  • abduction
  • stretch
  • span
  • vibration
  • eye movement
  • flit
  • eurhythmy
  • posing
  • reaching
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • opening
  • dirty
  • lose
  • normality

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

4. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a state of change.

Synonyms

  • state
  • quiver
  • nonmoving
  • unmoving
  • trembling
  • stream
  • vibration
  • shakiness
  • flow
  • moving
  • palpitation
  • precession
  • shaking
  • quivering

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

5. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the act of changing location from one place to another.

Synonyms

  • approach
  • advancement
  • locomotion
  • forward motion
  • onward motion
  • descent
  • displacement
  • maneuver
  • lunge
  • ascension
  • procession
  • hurry
  • migration
  • speed
  • slippage
  • approaching
  • movement
  • change
  • lurch
  • return
  • ascent
  • slide
  • move
  • vacillation
  • traveling
  • following
  • crawl
  • progression
  • swing
  • progress
  • swinging
  • shift
  • rush
  • play
  • ascending
  • coming
  • coast
  • pursuit
  • stream
  • manoeuvre
  • translation
  • shifting
  • flow
  • haste
  • rushing
  • pursual
  • speeding
  • rise
  • hurrying
  • travel
  • travelling
  • chase
  • advance

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • stand still
  • open
  • defeat

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

6. motion

verb. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] show, express or direct through movement.

Synonyms

  • sign
  • shrug
  • communicate
  • wave
  • hold out
  • stretch forth
  • gesture
  • exsert
  • gesticulate
  • applaud
  • acclaim
  • put out
  • wink
  • extend
  • shake
  • beckon
  • nod
  • clap
  • intercommunicate
  • bless
  • cross oneself
  • spat
  • bow
  • stretch out

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

7. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.

Synonyms

  • proposal

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • irregular

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

8. rotary

noun. ['ˈroʊtɝi'] a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.

Synonyms

  • road
  • circle
  • route
  • junction
  • traffic circle

Antonyms

  • cyclicity
  • nonperiodic

9. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.

Synonyms

  • apparent motion
  • optical illusion
  • apparent movement

Antonyms

  • wellness
  • fearlessness
  • disparage
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

10. rotary

adjective. ['ˈroʊtɝi'] describing a circle; moving in a circle.

Synonyms

  • circular
  • orbitual
  • cyclic

Antonyms

  • direct
  • stay in place
  • separation
  • square
Synonym.com