- motion mo‧tion [ˈməʊʆn 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
* * *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.