Motion (glossary)

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The change in the position of an object over time, represented by change of coordinate values with respect to a particular reference frame.

Example: This may be the motion of the position sensor mounted on a vehicle or other platform or motion of an object being tracked by a positioning system.


ISO TC211. "Motion." In: ISO TC211 Multilingual Glossary. Version from 2020-06-02. Concept ID: 301. Available at:



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