locomotion locomotion  /ˌloʊ kə ˈmoʊ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the power or ability to move
  2. (n) self-propelled movement

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The locomotion of the snail is explained in detail.
  2. Lovejoy, who studies the anatomy and biomechanics of locomotion, thinks the changes may have improved coordination as well.
  3. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, but the husband-wife illustrator-author team covers many more exotic forms of animal locomotion in this stunning book.

News

  1. Avoiding road rage during the Summer of Cycling: Editorial

    In light of this potential for car/bike road rage, we are going to explore the politics, people and projects behind this major regional shift in locomotion. We are launching a summer-long series of editorials and columns and online and live discussions that explore the social costs and effects and give a voice to biking experts, bike and car commuters, supporters and detractors.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Red Cross Learn to Swim | King - Learn to Swim | Session 4 - Learn to Swim | Session 4 | 9:30AM - Le

    Basic Aquatic Skills: Participants will experience independent locomotion, treading water, and learn water safety skills. 25 minute group lesson with certified instructors.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. High-Tech Cheetah Tracking Reveals the Cat’s Hunting Secret

    Research into wild animal locomotion could inform the design of future robots. Biologically inspired robots could prove useful for all sorts of tasks (see “ Just What Soldiers Need: A Bigger Robotic Dog ”). But the design of such robots has been limited by our understanding of animal locomotion. Now, thanks to tracking technology, this is changing, and more nimble-footed machines could soon ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Technology Review

Quotes

  1. Traditional bulky spacesuits "do not afford the mobility and locomotion capability that astronauts need for partial gravity exploration missions. We really must design for greater mobility and enhanced human and robotic capability," Newman says.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Dava Newman Source: Carib Journal

  2. "This was quite unexpected, because the experts of animal locomotion have known well the characteristics of quadruped walking ever since the famous and pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge, published in the 1880s," lead researcher Gabor Horvath...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Gábor Horváth Source: CBC.ca

  3. "Any return of bladder or bowel function, a return of sensation, or a return of lower extremity locomotion would be a very exciting finding," Okarma said [HealthDay News].
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Thomas Okarma Source: Discover Magazine

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