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Saltation   Listen
noun
Saltation  n.  
1.
A leaping or jumping. "Continued his saltation without pause."
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. "We greatly suspect that nature does make considerable jumps in the way of variation now and then, and that these saltations give rise to some of the gaps which appear to exist in the series of known forms."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Saltation" Quotes from Famous Books



... while, and snapping his fingers over his head, he of a sudden prolonged his side-step until it brought him to the place where Edward was standing, and, still keeping time to the music like Harlequin in a pantomime, he thrust a letter into our hero's hand, and continued his saltation without pause or intermission, Edward, who perceived that the address was in Rose's handwriting, retired to peruse it, leaving the faithful bearer to continue his exercise until the piper or ...
— Waverley • Sir Walter Scott



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