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late 14c., "suggestion; process of moving," from Old French mocion "movement, motion; change, alteration" (13c.), from Latin motionem (nominative motio) "a moving, a motion; an emotion," from past participle stem of movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Motion picture attested from 1896.
late 15c., "to request, petition" (obsolete), from motion (n.). The sense in parliamentary procedure first recorded 1747; with meaning "to guide or direct by a sign, gesture, movement" it is attested from 1787. Related: Motioned; motioning.
motion mo·tion (mō'shən)
The act or process of changing position or place.
The manner in which the body or a body part moves.
To imitate some action rather than perform it; simulate a feeling, stance, etc: Are you really remorseful, or just going through the motions? (1816+)