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locomotion

[loh-kuh-moh-shuh n] /ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or power of moving from place to place.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; see locomotive, motion
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British Dictionary definitions for loco-motion

locomotion

/ˌləʊkəˈməʊʃən/
noun
1.
the act, fact, ability, or power of moving
Word Origin
C17: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motion
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Word Origin and History for loco-motion

locomotion

n.

1640s, formed in English from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place") + motionem (nominative motio) "motion, a moving."

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loco-motion in Science
locomotion
  (lō'kə-mō'shən)   
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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