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(Linguistics) linguistics a person skilled in recognizing vocal changes caused by muscular tension
1. (Linguistics) linguistics pertaining to the ability to recognize vocal changes due to muscular tension
2. (Music, other) music having a repetitive rhythm suggestive of mechanical movement
3. pertaining to motion
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1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
2. any self-powered vehicle.
3. something that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.
4. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.adj.
5. pertaining to or operated by a motor.
6. of, by, or for motor vehicles.
7. designed for motorists: a motor inn.
8. causing or producing motion.
9. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion: a motor nerve cell.
10. of, pertaining to, or involving muscular movement: a motor response.v.i.
11. to ride in an automobile; drive.v.t.
12. to drive or transport by car.
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