Locomotion meaning

lōkə-mōshən
Motion, or the power of moving, from one place to another.
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The act of moving from place to place.
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The ability to move from place to place.
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The movement of an organism from one place to another, often by the action of appendages such as flagella, limbs, or wings. In some animals, such as fish, locomotion results from a wavelike series of muscle contractions.
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The definition of locomotion is motion or the ability to move from one place to another.

When a train goes from a station in New York to a station in Pennsylvania, this is an example of locomotion.

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The ability to move from place to place, or the act of doing so.
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(biology) Self-powered motion by which a whole organism changes its location through walking, running, jumping, crawling, swimming or flying.
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Origin of locomotion

  • Latin locō from a place ablative of locus place motion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition