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locomotion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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locomotionlo‧co‧mo‧tion /ˌləʊkəˈməʊʃən $ ˌloʊkəˈmoʊ-/ noun [uncountable] formal or technical 🔊 🔊 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONmovement or the ability to move
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locomotionIn soft-bodied insect larvae, where the appendages are reduced or absent, locomotion occurs through quite different physical mechanisms.Many of the most impressive forms of animal locomotion have evolved as extensions of fleeing actions.During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many studies were undertaken in hopes of solving the difficult problems of animal locomotion.A notice in Nature the following year described his representation of the attitudes of human locomotion by means of sculpture.For the time he has parted with the nobler characteristics of his humanity for the sake of a planetary power of locomotion.They rolled faster and faster, a steel trap of locomotion and churning rhythms, down the hill.Moving through your 20s involves just that, locomotion.
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