MOVEABLE

, something susceptible of motion, or that is disposed to be moved. A sphere is the most Moveable of all bodies, or is the easiest to be moved on a plane. A door is Moveable on its hinges; the magnetic needle on a pin or pivot, &c. Moveable is often used in contradistinction to Fixed or Fixt.

Moveable Feasts, are such as are not always held on the same day of the year or month; though they may be on the same day of the week. Thus, Easter is a Moveable Feast; being always held on the Sunday which falls upon or next after the first full moon following the 21st of March. See Philos. Trans. numb. 240, pa. 185. All the other Moveable Feasts follow Easter, keeping their constant distance from it; so that they are fixed with respect to it, though Moveable through the course of the year. Such are Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Ash-Wednesday, Ascension-Day, Pentecost, Trinity-Sunday, &c.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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MOTION
MOTRIX
* MOVEABLE
MOVEMENT
MOULDINGS
MULLER (John)
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