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Definition 1: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for saltation in the sense of this definition

(saltation is a kind of ...) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

"he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

(... is a kind of saltation ) a playful leap or hop

(... is a kind of saltation ) the act of pouncing

Definition 2: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for saltation in the sense of this definition

(saltation is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(saltation is a kind of ...) arts or skills that require public performance

(... is a kind of saltation ) (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

(... is a kind of saltation ) a show involving artistic dancing

(... is a kind of saltation ) (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

(... is a kind of saltation ) (ballet) a dance for three people

(... is a kind of saltation ) (ballet) a dance for four people

(... is a kind of saltation ) dancing as part of a social occasion

(... is a kind of saltation ) a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba

(... is a kind of saltation ) a dance that is part of a religious ritual

(... is a kind of saltation ) a dance performed on tiptoe

(... is a kind of saltation ) dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures

(... is a kind of saltation ) a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock

(... is a kind of saltation ) a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

(... is a kind of saltation ) a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music

(... is a kind of saltation ) a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats

(... is a kind of saltation ) an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls

(... is a kind of saltation ) a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries

(... is a kind of saltation ) dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence

(... is a kind of saltation ) a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time

(... is a kind of saltation ) a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) perform with the heels

"heel that dance"

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) perform a belly dance

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) perform a tap dance

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) dance a clog dance

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) dance to jive music; dance the jive

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)

(saltation is the domain which ... is member of) dance a shimmy

Definition 3: (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species - [noun denoting event]

(saltation is a kind of ...) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

(saltation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 4: an abrupt transition - [noun denoting event]

Samples where saltation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

Synonyms for saltation in the sense of this definition

(saltation is a kind of ...) a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another

(... is a kind of saltation ) (physics) an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum

Definition 5: (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface - [noun denoting process]

(saltation is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(saltation belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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