In its motion to dismiss, UMass denied this allegation, and Haidak refuted the school's claim in his opposition to the motion.
What Knudsen set in motion over the next five years not only saved America but the free world.
How could we be moving toward military action without at least going through this motion?
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.