locomotion

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From French locomotion, from Latin locō (literally from a place) (ablative of locus (place)) + motionem (motion, a moving) (nominative mōtio), from Latin movēre, present active infinitive of moveō (move; change, exchange, go in or out, quit), from Proto-Indo-European *mew- (to move, drive)

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locomotion (usually uncountable, plural locomotions)

  1. The ability to move from place to place, or the act of doing so.
  2. (biology) Self-powered motion by which a whole organism changes its location through walking, running, jumping, crawling, swimming or flying.
  3. (countable) A dance, originally popular in the 1960s, in which the arms are used to mimic the motion of the connecting rods of a steam locomotive.

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  • IPA(key): /lɔ.kɔ.mɔ.sjɔ̃/
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locomotion f (plural locomotions)

  1. locomotion

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