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saltation

 
Noun saltation has 5 senses
  1. saltation - (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
    --1 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    Derived form: verb saltate1
  2. saltation - a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
    --2 is a kind of
    mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation
  3. leap, jump, saltation - an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
    --3 is a kind of transition
    --3 has particulars: quantum jump
  4. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    --4 is a kind of diversion, recreation; performing arts
    --4 has particulars:
     adagio; break dancing, break dance; nautch, nauch, nautch dance; pavane, pavan; saraband; skank; slam dancing, slam dance; step dancing, hoofing; toe dancing, toe dance; stage dancing, choreography; pas seul, variation; pas de deux, duet; pas de trois; pas de quatre; social dancing; ritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial dance
    Derived form: verb saltate2
  5. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce - a light springing movement upwards or forwards
    --5 is a kind of jump, jumping
    --5 has particulars: caper, capriole; pounce
    Derived form: verb saltate2
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