Meaning of “locomotion” in the English Dictionary


"locomotion" in English

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locomotionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.ʃən/ us /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.ʃən/ formal

Examples from literature

  • Animals move in many different ways, and there are different names to describe these special kinds of locomotion. 
  • Animals use many different kinds of locomotion. 
  • Locomotion is the way things move and travel. 
  • People mostly use their legs for locomotion. 
  • People study the locomotion of animals and use the information in interesting ways. 
  • This kind of locomotion is called slithering. 

(Definition of “locomotion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"locomotion" in American English

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locomotionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌloʊ·kəˈmoʊ·ʃən/

the ability to move; movement

(Definition of “locomotion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)