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Saltation

noun
1.
(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface.
2.
(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species.
3.
An abrupt transition.  Synonyms: jump, leap.
4.
Taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.  Synonyms: dance, dancing, terpsichore.
5.
A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.  Synonyms: bounce, bound, leap, leaping, spring.






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