1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power.

2. Exciting movement of the mind; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal. "I sang an old moving story.

<mechanics>" (Coleridge) Moving force, a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body.

<botany> Moving plant, a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.

(01 Mar 1998)

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