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locomotion Line breaks: loco|mo¦tion
Pronunciation: /ləʊkəˈməʊʃ(ə)n/

Definition of locomotion in English:


[mass 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.
movement, motion, moving, shifting, stirring, action;
travel, travelling;
progress, progression, passage, transit, transport, headway


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

Words that rhyme with locomotion

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