Definitions for saltationsælˈteɪ ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word saltation
(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
leap, jump, saltation(noun)
an abrupt transition
"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation(noun)
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
A leap, jump or dance.
A sudden change from one generation to the next; a mutation.
Any abrupt transition.
Origin: From the saltus.
a leaping or jumping
beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery
an abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races
Origin: [L. saltatio: cf. F. saltation.]
In biology, saltation is a sudden change from one generation to the next, that is large, or very large, in comparison with the usual variation of an organism. The term is used for occasionally hypothesized, nongradual changes that are atypical of, or violate, standard concepts - gradualism - involved in modern evolutionary theory.
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