traversal

noun
tra·​vers·​al | \trə-ˈvər-səl also tra-ˈvər- or ˈtra-ˌvər- \

Definition of traversal 

: the act or an instance of traversing

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Given the funny, clever writing of Ratchet & Clank and the crazy, innovative, open-world traversal of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac seems like the ideal studio to make a Spider-Man game. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Spider-Man for PS4 preview: A love letter to comics and open-world tropes," 2 Aug. 2018 In a new narrated live gameplay video, lead producer Ben Irving explains the title's gameplay and world, including ways of traversal, combat and exploration. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Anthem' Producer Promises Game Will Offer a "Totally Different Experience" Every Time It's Played," 5 July 2018 DOMDocument can be used for more than document traversal. Kevin Guebert, Outside Online, "HTML Parsing with the DOMDocument," 20 June 2018 Barenboim, a man of both dazzling musicality and considerable intellect, leads Carnegie Hall’s first-ever traversal of the complete Bruckner symphonies in one season. The New Yorker, "Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin: The Bruckner Symphonies," 31 Mar. 2017 Oni was great with his wall-climbing traversal move. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Preview: ‘Agents of Mayhem’ is an R-rated version of ‘G.I. Joe’," 3 Apr. 2017 But, in fact, a Bruckner symphony is basically a symphony for strings and brass, the limits of which were laid out in Barenboim’s traversal of the Fifth Symphony, on January 24th. Russell Platt, The New Yorker, "Daniel Barenboim and the Music of Anton Bruckner," 3 Feb. 2017 Look for answers in Daniel Barenboim’s coming cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin at Carnegie Hall, a landmark traversal of the nine numbered symphonies over nine concerts between Jan. 19 and 29. David Allen, New York Times, "A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner," 13 Jan. 2017 There are two basic traversal mechanisms: squeeze through the opening, or first transform to the appropriate form factor and then traverse. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "DARPA Blob Robots to Slither Under Doors," 24 Mar. 2007

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First Known Use of traversal

1897, in the meaning defined above

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