Motion refers to several ideas, including the process of changing position, the active operation or ability to move, a musical pitch, a court order or judicial proposal. In physics, motion is the perpetual change in an object. Within the body, motion refers to a manner of moving, such as the gait or a gesture.
Going through the motions indicates an insincere effort to mimic actions. The intent to proceed with a course of action is indicated by setting the wheels in motion. Parliamentary procedure moves forth on a motion or formal proposal which is discussed on a debate or voted upon in a meeting.