backward movement


backward movement
motion in the opposite direction; movement back towards a starting place; motion in reverse

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • backward — backward, retrograde, retrogressive, regressive all involve the idea of not moving or going ahead, or forward, or in advance. Only when applied to motion or a movement does backward imply the reverse of forward motion {a backward thrust of a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • backward — [[t]bæ̱kwə(r)d[/t]] (In American English, backward is usually used as an adverb instead of backwards. Backward is also sometimes used in this way in formal British English. See backwards for these uses.) 1) ADJ: ADJ n A backward movement or look… …   English dictionary

  • backward — backwardly, adv. backwardness, n. /bak weuhrd/, adv. Also, backwards. 1. toward the back or rear. 2. with the back foremost. 3. in the reverse of the usual or right way: counting backward from 100. 4. toward the past: to look backward over one s… …   Universalium

  • backward — /ˈbækwəd / (say bakwuhd) adjective 1. Also, backwards. directed towards the back or past: a backward glance. 2. Also, backwards. reversed; returning: a backward movement. 3. behind in growth, progress, or development: *We have seen that in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • backward — back•ward [[t]ˈbæk wərd[/t]] adv. Also, back′wards. 1) toward the back or rear 2) with the back foremost 3) in the reverse of the usual or right way: counting backward from 100[/ex] 4) toward the past 5) toward a less advanced state;… …   From formal English to slang

  • backward — 1. adjective /ˈbæk.wə(ɹ)d,ˈbækwɚd/ a) Pertaining to <! In the direction towards the back. The occasional backward movement of planets is evidence they revolve around the sun. b) Pertaining to <! In the direction reverse of normal. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • Backward running — Backward running, also known as backwards running, running backwards, reverse running, retro running, or retro locomotion is the act of running in reverse, so that one travels in the direction one s back is facing rather than one s front. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • movement — noun 1 act of moving ADJECTIVE ▪ big ▪ little, slight, small, tiny ▪ The eyes of predators are highly sensitive to the slightest movement. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • movement perception — ▪ process Introduction       process through which humans and other animals orient themselves to their own or others physical movements. Most animals, including humans, move in search of food that itself often moves; they move to avoid predators… …   Universalium

  • backward — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ a rather backward part of the countr …   Collocations dictionary


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