Dictionary Results for saltation


1. saltation - noun

· (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity




2. saltation - noun

· (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

Hypernym(s): mutation, genetic_mutation, chromosomal_mutation




3. saltation - noun

· an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

Synonym(s): leap, jump

Hypernym(s): transition




4. saltation - noun

· taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Synonym(s): dancing, dance, terpsichore

Hypernym(s): diversion, recreation, performing_arts




5. saltation - noun

· a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Synonym(s): leap, leaping, spring, bound, bounce

Hypernym(s): jump, jumping





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