Locomotion refers to the ability to move. "The Loco-motion" is also a dance-song popularized by Grand Funk Railroad. Google it; you won't be sorry.

"Come on baby, do the loco-motion!" See the word motion in locomotion? That's a clue that this word has to do with movement. An animal is capable of locomotion if it can move on its own. For example, a dog's legs and a bird's wings give them locomotion. Our legs are our tools for locomotion too. Locomotion is also an instance of traveling. If you get on a train, that’s locomotion.

Definitions of locomotion

n the power or ability to move

motive power, motivity
Type of:
the quality of moving freely

n self-propelled movement

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swinging by the arms from branch to branch
walk, walking
the act of traveling by foot
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
a horse's manner of moving
run, running
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
jog, lope, trot
a slow pace of running
crawl, crawling, creep, creeping
a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
circle, circuit, lap
movement once around a course
dance step, step
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
walking about
noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism
walking by a person who is asleep
pace, stride, tread
a step in walking or running
(ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
a light or nimble tread
a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
a person's manner of walking
a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
rack, single-foot
a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
jog trot
an easy gait of a horse; midway between a walk and a trot
a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
canter, lope
a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
the act of taking a step in walking
march, marching
the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
plod, plodding
the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling
walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot
walking with your feet in shallow water
a steady trot like that of a dog
dash, sprint
a quick run
pace lap
the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
lap of honour, victory lap
a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory
chasse, sashay
(ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
(ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
swimming stroke
a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

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