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Saltation

Sal`ta´tion
n.1.A leaping or jumping.
Continued his saltation without pause.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery.
3.(Biol.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races.
Noun1.saltation - (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
2.saltation - a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
3.saltation - an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
Synonyms: jump, leap
4.saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
5.Saltationsaltation - a light springing movement upwards or forwards
action, activity, geology, natural action, natural process, saltate
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salt-free diet
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Salt-marsh hen
Salt-marsh terrapin
salt-rising bread
Salt-water tailor
Saltant
Saltarella
Saltarello
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Saltatory spasm
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