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saltus

Line breaks: sal¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈsaltəs
 
/

Definition of saltus in English:

noun

literary
A sudden transition; a breach of continuity.
Example sentences
  • The order of the rings is suddenly altered by half an order: the rings become faint, then there is a saltus of half an order in the colours.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, literally 'leap'.

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