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Definitions and Synonyms of motility | Another word for motility | What is motility?

Definition 1: a change of position that does not entail a change of location - [noun denoting act]

Samples where motility or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • movement is a sign of life
  • an impatient move of his hand
  • gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms for motility in the sense of this definition

(motility is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

"he gave his fingers a snap"

(... is a kind of motility ) (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)

"he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position

"he read the mystery at one sitting"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of closing something

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of bending backward

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back

"the retraction of the landing gear" "retraction of the foreskin"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels

(... is a kind of motility ) a movement in an arc

"a sweep of his arm"

(... is a kind of motility ) an abrupt movement

"a toss of his head"

(... is a kind of motility ) the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of wiggling

(... is a kind of motility ) a single complete movement

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of sitting or standing astride

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of moving back and forth

(... is a kind of motility ) a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

"a wave of settlers" "troops advancing in waves"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of vibrating

(... is a kind of motility ) alternating back-and-forth movement

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of assuming a prostrate position

(... is a kind of motility ) motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

(... is a kind of motility ) a sudden quick movement

(... is a kind of motility ) motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

(... is a kind of motility ) a circular movement of a limb or eye

(... is a kind of motility ) a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

(... is a kind of motility ) (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement

"I could tell from their headshakes that they didn't believe me"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of inclining; bending forward

"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of opening something

"the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

(... is a kind of motility ) the movement of the eyes

(... is a kind of motility ) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

(... is a kind of motility ) supporting yourself on your knees

(... is a kind of motility ) a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

"the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements" "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"

(... is a kind of motility ) an abrupt spasmodic movement

(... is a kind of motility ) turning upside down; setting on end

(... is a kind of motility ) the act of turning inside out

(... is a kind of motility ) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

Definition 2: ability to move spontaneously and independently - [noun denoting attribute]

(motility is a kind of ...) the quality of moving freely

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