locomotion

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noun lo·co·mo·tion \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-shən\

Definition of locomotion

  1. 1 :  an act or the power of moving from place to place

  2. 2 :  travel interest in free locomotion and choice of occupation — Zechariah Chafee Jr.

Examples of locomotion in a Sentence

  1. Walking is one form of locomotion.

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Origin and Etymology of locomotion

Latin locus + English motion


LOCOMOTION Defined for English Language Learners

locomotion

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Definition of locomotion for English Language Learners

  • : the act or power of moving from place to place


LOCOMOTION Defined for Kids

locomotion

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noun lo·co·mo·tion \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-shən\

Definition of locomotion for Students

  1. :  the act or power of moving from place to place


Medical Dictionary

locomotion

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noun lo·co·mo·tion \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-shən\

Medical Definition of locomotion

  1. :  an act or the power of moving from place to place :  progressive movement (as of an animal body)



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