saltatory

saltatory

[sal-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or adapted for saltation.
2.
proceeding by abrupt movements.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin saltātōrius, equivalent to saltā(re) to dance + -tōrius -tory1

unsaltatory, adjective
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saltatorial or saltatory (ˌsæltəˈtɔːrɪəl, ˈsæltəˌtɔːrɪ)
 
adj
1.  biology specialized for or characterized by jumping: the saltatorial legs of a grasshopper
2.  of or relating to saltation
 
[C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant]
 
saltatory or saltatory
 
adj
 
[C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant]

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saltatory sal·ta·to·ry (sāl'tə-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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