Definition of locomotion in English:

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locomotion

Pronunciation: /ˌlōkəˈmōSH(ə)n/

noun

Movement or the ability to move from one place to another: the muscles that are concerned with locomotion he preferred walking to other forms of locomotion
More example sentences
  • We, as bipeds, creatures with two legs, move with bipedal locomotion.
  • In salamanders, both swimming and ambulatory locomotion involves lateral body bending.
  • Adult cats also have the ability to express hindlimb locomotion after complete spinalisation.
Synonyms
movement, motion, moving;
travel, traveling;
mobility, motility;
walking, running;
progress, progression, passage
formal perambulation

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin loco, ablative of locus 'place' + motion (see motion).

Words that rhyme with locomotion

commotion, devotion, emotion, groschen, Laotian, lotion, motion, notion, Nova Scotian, ocean, potion, promotion

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Syllabification: lo·co·mo·tion

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