mass movement


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mass per·i·stal·sis

forcible peristaltic movements of short duration, occurring only three or four times a day, which move the contents of the large intestine from one division to the next, as from the ascending to the transverse colon.
Synonym(s): mass movement

mass movement

The shift of an appreciable proportion of the colonic faecal contents into the rectum in a single process occasioned by contraction of a long segment of colon. Mass movement is quickly followed by the desire to defaecate.
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New Delhi [India], Jan 31 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the first Khelo India School Games here at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, said that the initiative is not only about winning medals, but also an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more.
In the beginning, the primary task was to build the mass movement while the other aspect of alliance work with other parties and candidates was pursued in the middle or latter part of the campaign, Libres said.
4 million people to Be the Full Stop by becoming part of a mass movement who believe cruelty can be ended, and are willing to act to make child cruelty stop.
We must, instead, revive what Wittner calls "the biggest mass movement in modern history.
Inspired by this mass movement, military and political officials still committed to the rule of law took decisive action to prevent the coup.
By gathering on the Mall, in the national spotlight, the organization may answer whether it is a true mass movement, capable of influencing church and society, or whether it is a shorter-term phenomenon, possibly already past its peak.
The heart of Harris' book is a description of the powerful grass roots campaign against the bill--a veritable mass movement devoted to the defeat of Jewish emancipation.
He added, "I congratulate people for making 'Clean Morna' mission a mass movement.
The Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Zamruda Habib and the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Behenji in their separate statements in Srinagar said that Indian state terrorism could not suppress the resolve of Kashmiri people and they would take the ongoing liberation movement to its logical conclusion.
Mr President, Action against smugglers on the high seas is a key part, but only part of the solution to addressing the mass movement of people.
He said Kashmiris have rendered supreme sacrifices for freedom movement and termed it a public mass movement.
KATHMANDU, May 1 -- The UCPN (Maoist) is organising mass movement on the occasion of May Day in the capital on Saturday.