Definition of locomotion in English:


Syllabification: lo·co·mo·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlōkəˈmōSHən


  • 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
    formal perambulation


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

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