Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun saltation

5 senses of saltation

Sense 1
saltation -- ((geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 2
saltation -- ((genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species)
       => mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation -- ((genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism)

Sense 3
leap, jump, saltation -- (an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues")
       => transition -- (a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another)

Sense 4
dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation -- (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")
       => performing arts -- (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sense 5
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce -- (a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards)
       => jump, jumping -- (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected")

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