saltus

[ sal-tuh s, sawl- ]
/ ˈsæl təs, ˈsɔl- /
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noun, plural sal·tus·es. Mathematics.


Nearby words

  1. salton sink,
  2. saltpan,
  3. saltpeter,
  4. saltpetre,
  5. salts,
  6. saltwater,
  7. saltwater taffy,
  8. saltworks,
  9. saltwort,
  10. salty

Origin of saltus

1655–65; < New Latin, Latin: a leap. See salt2

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British Dictionary definitions for saltus

saltus

/ (ˈsæltəs) /

noun plural -tuses

a break in the continuity of a sequence, esp the omission of a necessary step in a logical argument

Word Origin for saltus

Latin: a leap

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