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1. saltation

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

Synonyms

  • choreography
  • performing arts
  • ritual dancing
  • skank
  • phrase
  • recreation
  • pas de quatre
  • pas seul
  • pavan
  • social dancing
  • saraband
  • nautch dance
  • pavane
  • dance
  • diversion
  • stage dancing
  • nautch
  • dancing
  • variation
  • adagio
  • ceremonial dance
  • step dancing
  • mambo
  • terpsichore
  • pas de deux
  • pas de trois
  • duet
  • break dancing
  • toe dance
  • nauch
  • slam dance
  • slam dancing
  • hoofing
  • ritual dance
  • courante
  • toe dancing

Antonyms

  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated

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2. saltation

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

Synonyms

  • mutation
  • chromosomal mutation

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • wane
  • stop

3. saltation

noun. an abrupt transition.

Synonyms

  • jump
  • transition
  • quantum jump

Antonyms

  • unsworn
  • decrease
  • ascend
  • rise

4. saltation

noun. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

Synonyms

  • capriole
  • bound
  • leap
  • jump
  • caper
  • bounce
  • pounce
  • jumping
  • spring

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • stand still
  • antitype
  • fast

5. saltation

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

Synonyms

  • natural process
  • activity
  • action

Antonyms

  • drop out
  • accept
  • inelasticity
  • clear

Example sentences of the word saltation


1. Noun, singular or mass
During saltation, kangaroos push off with both large feet at the same time, and they use their tails for balance.

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