the act or power of moving from place to place.

1640–50; see locomotive, motion

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locomotion (ˌləʊkəˈməʊʃən)
the act, fact, ability, or power of moving
[C17: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motion]

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Word Origin & History

1640s, formed in English from L. loco "from a place" (abl. of locus "place") + motionem (nom. motio) "motion, a moving."
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locomotion   (lō'kə-mō'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
The movement of an organism from one place to another, often by the action of appendages such as flagella, limbs, or wings. In some animals, such as fish, locomotion results from a wavelike series of muscle contractions.
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Example sentences
Having created better legs for moving vertically, he turned his attention to
  ordinary, horizontal locomotion.
Snakes have bodies and methods of locomotion perfect for situations where limbs
  would be a disadvantage.
Apes, on the other hand, have long fingers for grasping branches and locomotion.
By far the strangest aspect of this report was the reported locomotion.
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