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saltation


noun
1. (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
Derivationally related forms:
saltate
Topics:
geology
Hypernyms:
natural process, natural action, action, activity
2. (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
Topics:
genetics, genetic science
Hypernyms:
mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation
3. an abrupt transition
- a successful leap from college to the major leagues
Syn:
leap, jump
Derivationally related forms:
jump (for: jump), leap (for: leap)
Hypernyms:
transition
Hyponyms:
quantum jump
4. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Syn:
dancing, dance, terpsichore
Derivationally related forms:
saltate, terpsichorean (for: terpsichore), dance (for: dance), dance (for: dancing)
Members of this Topic:
sidestep, tap, busker, jive, dance,
dance, trip the light fantastic toe, clog, tap dance, belly dance,
heel, shimmy
Hypernyms:
diversion, recreation, performing arts
Hyponyms:
adagio, break dancing, break dance, courante, nautch,
nauch, nautch dance, pavane, pavan, phrase, saraband,
skank, slam dancing, slam dance, step dancing, hoofing, toe dancing,
toe dance, stage dancing, choreography, pas seul, variation, pas de deux,
duet, pas de trois, pas de quatre, social dancing, mambo, ritual dancing,
ritual dance, ceremonial dance
5. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
Syn:
leap, leaping, spring, bound, bounce
Derivationally related forms:
bound (for: bound), saltate, spring (for: spring), leap (for: leap)
Hypernyms:
jump, jumping
Hyponyms:
caper, capriole, pounce

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