HyperDic: saltation

English > 5 senses of the word saltation:
NOUNprocesssaltation(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
eventsaltation(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
eventsaltation, leap, jumpan abrupt transition
actsaltation, dancing, dance, terpsichoretaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
actsaltation, leap, leaping, spring, bound, bouncea light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
English > saltation: 5 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface.
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Verbssaltatemove by saltation
English > saltation: 5 senses > noun 2, event
Meaning(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broadermutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
English > saltation: 5 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn abrupt transition.
Synonymsleap, jump
Narrowerquantum jump(physics) an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum
BroadertransitionA change from one place or state or subject / subject or stage / stage to another
Spanishbrinco, giro, salto
Catalansalt
English > saltation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.
Synonymsdancing, dance, terpsichore
Category ofbelly dancePerform a belly dance
buskerA person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
clogdance a clog dance
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
heelPerform with the heels
jivedance to jive music
shimmydance a shimmy
sidestepA step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
tapA small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
tap dancePerform a tap dance
NarroweradagioA slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
break dancing, break danceA form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground
couranteA court dance of the 16th century
mamboA Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba / rumba
nautch, nauch, nautch danceAn intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
pas de deux, duet(ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
pas de quatre(ballet) a dance for four people
pas de trois(ballet) a dance for three people
pas seul, variation(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
pavane, pavanA stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
phrasedance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
ritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial danceA dance that is part of a religious ritual
sarabandA stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries
skankA rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees
slam dancing, slam danceA form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another
social dancingdancing as part of a social occasion
stage dancing, choreographyA show involving artistic dancing
step dancing, hoofingdancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
toe dancing, toe danceA dance performed on tiptoe
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
performing artsarts or skills that require public performance
Spanishbaile, danza
Catalanball, dansa
Verbssaltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing
English > saltation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Synonymsleap, leaping, spring, bound, bounce
Narrowercaper, caprioleA playful leap or hop
pounceThe act of pouncing
Broaderjump, jumpingThe act of jumping
Spanishbrinco, salto
Catalanbot, salt
Verbssaltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing

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