locomotion
noun Etymology: Latin locus + English motion Date: 1646 1. an act or the power of moving from place to place 2. travel <
interest in free locomotion and choice of occupation — Zechariah Chafee Jr.
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(from place to place), /


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  • Locomotion — (von lat. locus „Ort, Stelle“ und motio „Bewegung“) bezeichnet: ein durch eine Coverversion von Kylie Minogue nochmals bekannt gewordenes Lied von Little Eva (siehe: The Loco Motion), sowie einen Modetanz aus den 1960er Jahren eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Locomotion —   [englisch, ləʊkə məʊʃn], geselliger Modetanz; Anfang der Sechzigerjahre in England unter Zugrundelegung einer langsamen, twistähnlichen Musik im 4/4 Takt entstanden. Typisches Beispiel: Little Eva (* 1943) mit »(Do The) Locomotion« (1962) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Locomotion — es un canal latinoamericano de televisión por cable, que emite 24 horas diarias de dibujos animados. Su sede administrativa se encuentra en Miami (Estados Unidos) y su centro de emisiones en Buenos Aires (Argentina). Creado en 1997, fue… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • locomotion — 1640s, formed in English from L. loco from a place (ablative of locus place ) + motionem (nom. motio) motion, a moving …   Etymology dictionary

  • locomotion — *motion, movement, move, stir …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • locomotion — [n] movement action, mobileness, mobility, motion, moving, progression, travel, travelling; concepts 2,145,697 …   New thesaurus

  • locomotion — ► NOUN ▪ movement or the ability to move from one place to another. DERIVATIVES locomotory adjective. ORIGIN from Latin loco from a place + motio motion …   English terms dictionary

  • locomotion — [lō΄kəmō′shən] n. [ LOCO + MOTION] motion, or the power of moving, from one place to another …   English World dictionary

  • locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …   Universalium

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