saltus

saltus

[sal-tuhs, sawl-]
noun, plural saltuses. Mathematics.
oscillation ( def 5b ).

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin, Latin: a leap. See salt2

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saltus (ˈsæltəs)
 
n , pl -tuses
a break in the continuity of a sequence, esp the omission of a necessary step in a logical argument
 
[Latin: a leap]

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