Movement in a figure drawing refers to the action that the figure is doing, or the position of the figure in space relative to the ground. It is what the figure is doing. For example is the figure standing upright, bending down? leaning backwards? balanced on one leg. The movement will show where the weight of the body is being supported (see balance direction line).
Movement can also relate to the flow of lines or curves in the figure that give it a graceful or rhythmical feeling.
Alternative term: action