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saltus

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

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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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