Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Motion"

The meaning of "Motion" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does “Other than the obvious, I mean.” He gestured in a vague circular motion, indicating everything around them. mean?
A: If you ask a question and the. Say “other than the obvious” you mean that the person doesn’t have to mention something that you both know very well. For example:

“How has 2020 affected your plans, other than the obvious”

This indicates that obviously, most people’s plans have been affected by covid, so you don’t really need to bring it up.
Q: What does it is the motion of the ocean mean?
A: It is very suggestive of the act of sexual intercourse, like the "motion" of it. I feel it is a little rude to say; if someone said this to me I would be offended, but some people don't care. Sometimes women talk about sex using this phrase, asking eachother "Is it the motion in the ocean or size that matters?"
Does that make sense? Or would you like more explanation?
Q: What does lying down with no sudden jerking motion mean?
A: To be lying down without moving
Q: What does  I have now tabled a motion of no confidence in this government. 

tabled?? a motion of no confidence?? mean?
A: to table = to start the discussion about
motion of no confidence = an agreement that the current leader cannot do his/her job any more, and there will be an election to pick a new leader

I have now tabled a motion of no confidence in this goverment. = I want to begin talking about why this government needs to be replaced. I want to start the process to remove the current government
Q: What does I third the motion mean?
A: It means they are the third person to agree

Example sentences using "Motion"

Q: Please show me example sentences with To go through the motions.
A: the expression is "going through the motions".
examples:
"he's GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS, but not getting anything done. "
"each time you look for a job, you go through the motions - but you don't get hired"

to me it implies NOT being successful at what you are trying to do.
another expression is "spinning your wheels". (like, on a bicycle.. your wheels are turning but you are not going anywhere).
Q: Please show me example sentences with motion.
A: A “motion picture” is the same thing as a “movie”.

I heard that before you die, everything moves in slow motion.

He motioned me to come over with his hand.

Is the mouse still under the blanket? There’s no motion.
Q: Please show me example sentences with motion .
A: “He MADE a forward motion in the call conference” sounds more natural !
Q: Please show me example sentences with 'going through the motions'.
A: He had no real conviction or passion in the work he was doing, he was just going through the motions so he could get his money and go home.
Q: Please show me example sentences with going through motions.
A: She's going in to work but she's not happy to be there. She's just going through the motions.

Synonyms of "Motion" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between motion and movement ?
A: "Motion" and "Movement" are two very similar words that both have something to do with “changing position or going from one place to another.” (Collins English Dictionary) But here are a few differences between the two words:

First of all, based on an article from a Website named iSoul, "motion is used to describe physical properties, while movement is used to describe the qualities of motion."

Also, based on the same article, "motion doesn’t always imply a purpose, and movement usually does." Plus, it was stated in the article that movement is more of the displacement from one place to another while motion is more of not standing still.

In case you want to check out the whole article, you may click this link: https://www.isoul.org/motion-vs-movement/#:~:text=motion%20is%20used%20to%20describe,describe%20the%20qualities%20of%20motion.&text=motion%20doesn't%20always%20imply,The%20difference%20is%20very%20fine.
Q: What is the difference between motion and movement ?
A: They are both acts of moving. Sometimes they can be used interchangeably (they mean the same thing)

“That was a strange motion.” ✅
“That was a strange movement” ✅

Other times, one will fit the sentence and one will not

“I think the boat is meant to be in motion.” (in motion = moving) ✅
“I think the boat is meant to be in movement” ❌

I’m sorry that i don’t know the rules for why this is 🥺 as a native speaker it just “sounds right” or doesn’t

Again if you have any specific sentences that you want to know which one fits into, i’ll be happy to help ☺️
Q: What is the difference between motion and movement ?
A: When the object moves and change it's direction or distance that's what you called motion but if the object moves but doesn't change it's place that is movement. as far as I know
Q: What is the difference between motion and movement ?
A: motion is a state so like
I am in motion
The car is in motion
and it can also be descriptive verb
I have motion sickness (which is when you get sick from moving around a lot)

movement is a noun, which is like a thing

her movement is very fast
my motions are very slow.

honestly, you can use them the same way. they are pretty much the same :)
Q: What is the difference between motion and movement ?
A: There isn't much of a difference definition-wise. But "movement" is definitely used more often when speaking informally. You can usually interchange the two and not see much of a difference

Translations of "Motion"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I motion my hand to Tom so he will come to me.
A: American: I motion my hand to Tom signaling for him to come to me.
British: I motion my hand to Tom signalling for him to come to me.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the propelling motion of the legs when swimming
A: To kick your legs. Kicking.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? motion
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Other questions about "Motion"

Q: What is the motion of poking in "He's poking at his phone."?
A: Without context it can mean two things:

1. literally: 핸드폰을 쿡 찌르다

2. 핸드폰 하다
Q: Please show me how to pronounce motion .
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Q: I recorded other driver’s motions using this sensor. Does this sound natural?
A: Very natural! Great use of past tense and contraction s. If you’re referring to the car’s speed I suggest replacing “motions” with “speed”
Q: A: I'm just going through the motions.
B: I'm just going through the routine.

Are both the same thing?
A: The sentence in A sounds more specific; while B sounds more general.
Q: 1. They motioned me to come forward.
2. They motioned me forward.
3. They motioned to me to come forward. Does this sound natural?
A: Actually, 2 is perfectly fine.

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