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locomotion

 [lo″ko-mo´shun]
movement, or the ability to move, from one place to another. adj., adj locomo´tive.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

locomotion

the progressive movement of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in classic literature ?
One would have at least expected it in locomotion. And in this connection it is curious to remark that even on this earth Nature has never hit upon the wheel, or has preferred other expedients to its development.
Their speed and method of locomotion were both remarkable, springing as they did in great leaps of twenty or thirty feet, much after the manner of a kangaroo.
Between halts and stumbles, jerks and lurches, locomotion had at times seemed impossible.
"Do you know, I never should have guessed that it was meant for winter weather and brisk locomotion. Take a turn, Rosy, and let me see all its beauties and advantages."
The adult might become fitted for sites or habits, in which organs of locomotion or of the senses, &c., would be useless; and in this case the final metamorphosis would be said to be retrograde.
A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
They crawl across the sea floor using their flexible arms for locomotion. They generally have five long, slender, whip-like arms which may reach up to 60cm (24 in) in length on the largest specimens.
Part of the performance recreates the momentous first journey taken by the steam engine, known as Locomotion No.1 and designed by Robert Stephenson and his father George, on the nearby Stockton to Darlington railway on September 25, 1825.
Aged 15 and living in West Derby, Tracci had never heard of Australian Kylie Minogue - but all that changed when Kylie's catchy second single Locomotion was released in the summer of '88 and her life was transformed.
THE railways have always been a proud part of County Durham's past, and at the Locomotion museum at Shildon, Interim Manager Ciara Wells and her team are continuing that fine work.
There is no doubt that the legged locomotion can improve the adaptability of the animals to the various kinds of terrains.