Definition of locomotion in English:


Syllabification: lo·co·mo·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlōkəˈmōSH(ə)n


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
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  • 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.
movement, motion, moving;
travel, traveling;
mobility, motility;
walking, running;
progress, progression, passage


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

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