Etymology
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locomotion (n.)

1640s, "action or power of motion," from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "a place;" see locus) + motionem (nominative motio) "motion, a moving" (see motion (n.)). From 1788 as "movement from place to place."

updated on December 21, 2016

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Definitions of locomotion from WordNet

locomotion (n.)
the power or ability to move;
Synonyms: motive power / motivity
locomotion (n.)
self-propelled movement;
Synonyms: travel
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