saltatory

[sal-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

Origin of saltatory

1615–25; < Latin saltātōrius, equivalent to saltā(re) to dance + -tōrius -tory1
Related formsun·sal·ta·to·ry, adjective
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saltatory

[săltə-tôr′ē, sôl-]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or adapted for leaping or dancing.
  2. Proceeding by leaps rather than by smooth, gradual transitions.
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