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Motility   /moʊtˈɪlɪti/   Listen

Ability to move spontaneously and independently.
A change of position that does not entail a change of location.  Synonyms: motion, move, movement.  "Movement is a sign of life" , "An impatient move of his hand" , "Gastrointestinal motility"

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"Motility" Quotes from Famous Books

... to any one that in order to educate the voluntary motility of a child, it would be well first of all to keep it absolutely motionless, covering its limbs with cement (I will not say fracturing them!) until the muscles become atrophied and almost paralyzed; and then, when this result had been attained, that it ...
— Spontaneous Activity in Education • Maria Montessori

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