Definitions for saltatoryˈsæl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sal•ta•to•ryˈsæl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or adapted for saltation.

  2. proceeding by abrupt movements.

Origin of saltatory:

1615–25; < L sal-tātōrius=saltā(re) to dance +-tōrius -tory1


  1. saltatory(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to leaps or leaping

  2. saltatory(Adjective)

    That proceeds by leaps rather than by smooth, continuous variation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saltatory(adj)

    leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing


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