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ambulation

[ am-byuh-ley-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the act of walking or moving from place to place:

    The concept of “bumming a ride” probably came into being as soon as humans discovered modes of transportation superior to ambulation.

  2. the ability to walk or move; mobility:

    A therapeutic yoga program was created for clients with limited ambulation or other physical challenges.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of ambulation1

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin ambulātiōn-, stem of ambulātiōn “act of walking,” equivalent to ambulāt(us) + -iō -ion ( def ); ambulate ( def )

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Example Sentences

Among the devices before touched upon, in the way of ambulation, was one which amused us excessively.

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