- the act or power of moving from place to place.
Origin of locomotion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for locomotion
Ashley Blanchet churns through “The Locomotion,” as Little Eva, who, of course, baby sat for King and Goffin.‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs
January 13, 2014
She was only a little surprised at this sudden mania for locomotion.The Secret Agent
Nor have other means of locomotion and communication been neglected.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
The ever-increasing power of locomotion may join the extremes of earth.The Republic
Both are very ancient, sadly in need of upholstery, and jerky of locomotion.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
With the first streak of day I sallied out to find the means of locomotion.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
- the act, fact, ability, or power of moving
C17: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for locomotion
1640s, formed in English from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place") + motionem (nominative motio) "motion, a moving."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The movement of an organism from one place to another, often by the action of appendages such as flagella, limbs, or wings. In some animals, such as fish, locomotion results from a wavelike series of muscle contractions.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.