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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Commerce & Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal said that IICTF is a unique concept and opportunity which will take the mass movement of farm cooperatives to an international level.
The Chuhra mass movement started with the conversion of a thirty-year-old Chuhra, named Ditt, in 1873.
In a major blow to the ruling party, eight legislators parted ways and announced the mass movement; Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaaz (JPSM) for the sole purpose of making South Punjab a separate province.
They are part of the group, who after enjoying ruling elite for around five years, one fine day announced to leave the party and pursue a mass movement asking to make southern Punjab a separate province.
The caravan of more than 1,000 migrants--mostly from the violent and tumultuous northern triangle of Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador--was winding its way through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Oaxaca state April 2 when the Mexican government announced it would move to break up the mass movement of people through the country.
The statement, however, said the outcome of the meeting was partially positive but the opposition agreement (to review) the African Union-brokered roadmap for a negotiated settlement is a "setback for the gains reached by the mass movement" and inflicts" despair and frustration on the popular forces".
"It took hold in the public imagination because of the sense of urgency about the growing dangers of nuclear weapons - never before had a mass movement and symbol become so quickly entwined.
The trumped-up charges 'do not scare' the progressives, Elago emphasized, adding that the 'mass movement has survived each passing dictator until they fall from power.'
His position was contained in a statement issued by The Believe Movement (TBM) media office, made available to the Nigerian Tribune in Abeokuta, on Sunday, that the call was a vindication of the core objectives of TBM, a sociopolitical mass movement group.
ISLAMABAD:The Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Behenji in Indian Occupied Kashmir has paid tribute to Sajjad Ahmad Kenu on his 22nd martyrdom anniversary on Monday.
There is a mass movement across India to oppose the demand of Muslim women to outlaw triple talaq, the practice of instant unilateral divorce by Muslim husbands.