[moht-l, moh-til] /ˈmoʊt l, ˈmoʊ tɪl/
Biology. moving or capable of moving spontaneously:
motile cells; motile spores.
capable of moving spontaneously and independently
(psychol) a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own
“capacity of movement,” 1827, from French motilité (1827), from Latin mot-, stem of movere “to move” (see move (v.)).
“capable of movement,” 1831, back-formation from motility.
motile mo·tile (mōt’l, mō’tīl’)
mo·til’i·ty (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē) n.
Moving or able to move by itself. Sperm and certain spores are motile.
motility noun (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē)
[moht] /moʊt/ verb, past moste [mohst] /moʊst/ (Show IPA). Archaic. 1. may or might. /məʊt/ noun 1. a tiny speck /məʊt/ verb (past) moste (məʊst) 1. (takes an infinitive without to) (archaic) may or might n. “particle of dust,” Old English mot, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Dutch mot “dust from turf, sawdust, grit,” […]
[moh-shuh n] /ˈmoʊ ʃən/ noun 1. the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement. 2. power of movement, as of a living body. 3. the manner of moving the body in walking; gait. 4. a bodily movement or change of posture; gesture. 5. a proposal formally made to a deliberative […]
- Motion capture
noun 1. a process by which a device can be used to capture patterns of live movement; the data is then transmitted to a computer, where simulation software displays it applied to a virtual actor
- Motion card
noun a photo or picture whose image changes depending on the angle at which it is viewed, made using lenticular printing