motion mo‧tion [ˈməʊʆn ǁ ˈmoʊ-] noun [countable]
a suggestion that is made formally at a meeting and then decided on by voting:

The motion was carried (= accepted ) by 15 votes to 10.

• I'd like to propose a motion to move the weekly meetings to Thursdays.

— see also proposal, resolution

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motion UK US /ˈməʊʃən/ noun [C] MEETINGS
a formal suggestion made, discussed, and voted on at a meeting: introduce/make/propose a motion »

They will propose a motion to move the vote to the evening of June 9.

approve/carry/pass a motion »

The group unanimously passed a motion endorsing the designs.


defeat/reject a motion


put forward/table/adopt a motion

Financial and business terms. 2012.