locomotion

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
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n the power or ability to move

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

n self-propelled movement

Synonyms:
travel
Types:
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brachiation
swinging by the arms from branch to branch
walk, walking
the act of traveling by foot
step
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
gait
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
stroke
any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
ambulation
walking about
noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism
walking by a person who is asleep
pace, stride, tread
a step in walking or running
pas
(ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
trip
a light or nimble tread
sidestep
a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
gait
a person's manner of walking
walk
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
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
gallop
a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
footstep
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
prowl
the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling
walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
moonwalk
a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot
wading
walking with your feet in shallow water
dogtrot
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
glissade
(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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