- a sudden discontinuity in a line of descent.
- a mutation.
Origin of saltation
Related formssal·ta·tion·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for saltation
Long tail and long hind foot would seem to be specializations for saltation and the two would be expected to be correlated.
Sand sheets are flat, gently undulating sandy plots of sand surfaced by grains that may be too large for saltation.
Particles are transported by winds through suspension, saltation, and creep.
As an adaptation to saltation the tibia would elongate at the expense of the femur and the index would be more than 100.
Life must be taken with a grain of saltation: let the spirit dance a measure or two ere it collapse.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley