The term locomotion means movement or travel. It may refer to:
  • Motion (physics)
    Motion (physics)
    In physics, motion is a change in position of an object with respect to time. Change in action is the result of an unbalanced force. Motion is typically described in terms of velocity, acceleration, displacement and time . An object's velocity cannot change unless it is acted upon by a force, as...

  • Animal locomotion
    Animal locomotion
    Animal locomotion, which is the act of self-propulsion by an animal, has many manifestations, including running, swimming, jumping and flying. Animals move for a variety of reasons, such as to find food, a mate, or a suitable microhabitat, and to escape predators...

    • Terrestrial locomotion
  • Travel
    Travel is the movement of people or objects between relatively distant geographical locations. 'Travel' can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.-Etymology:...

Locomotion may refer to specific types of motion:
  • Gait analysis
    Gait analysis
    Gait analysis is the systematic study of animal locomotion, more specific as a study of human motion, using the eye and the brain of observers, augmented by instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles. Gait analysis is used to assess, plan, and...

  • walking
    Walking is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step...

  • running
    Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground...

    , including trotting
    Trot (horse gait)
    The trot is a two-beat diagonal gait of the horse, where the diagonal pairs of legs move forward at the same time. There is a moment of suspension between each beat....

  • jumping
    Jumping or leaping is a form of locomotion or movement in which an organism or non-living mechanical system propels itself through the air along a ballistic trajectory...

    , including leaping gaits
    Jumping or leaping is a form of locomotion or movement in which an organism or non-living mechanical system propels itself through the air along a ballistic trajectory...

  • crawling
  • climbing
    Climbing is the activity of using one's hands and feet to ascend a steep object. It is done both for recreation and professionally, as part of activities such as maintenance of a structure, or military operations.Climbing activities include:* Bouldering: Ascending boulders or small...

  • swimming
    Aquatic locomotion
    Swimming is biologically propelled motion through a liquid medium. Swimming has evolved a number of times in a range of organisms ranging from arthropods to fish to molluscs.-Evolution of swimming:...

  • flying
    Flight is the process by which an object moves either through an atmosphere or beyond it by generating lift or propulsive thrust, or aerostatically using buoyancy, or by simple ballistic movement....

Locomotion may also refer to:
  • Locomotion No 1
    Locomotion No 1
    Locomotion No. 1 is an early British steam locomotive. Built by George and Robert Stephenson's company Robert Stephenson and Company in 1825, it hauled the first train on the Stockton and Darlington Railway on 27 September 1825....

    , an early steam locomotive by George Stephenson
  • Robot locomotion
    Robot locomotion
    Robot locomotion is the collective name for the various methods that robots use to transport themselves from place to place. Although wheeled robots are typically quite energy efficient and simple to control, other forms of locomotion may be more appropriate for a number of reasons...

  • Shildon Locomotion Museum
    Shildon Locomotion Museum
    Shildon Locomotion Museum is a railway museum in Shildon, County Durham, England. The museum is a branch of the National Railway Museum , which is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry...

    , in the town of Shildon, County Durham, England.
  • Locomotion (TV channel)
    Locomotion (TV channel)
    Sony Spin is a Latin American cable television channel, launched on May 1, 2011, replacing the local version of Animax.-History:Animax, being Sony's first attempt to offer a 24-hour anime channel in Latin America, it was planned to broadcast the series in two formats...

    , cable TV channel in Latin America
  • Loco Motion (Youth Group)
    Loco Motion (Youth Group)
    Loco Motion is a youth film and media group based in Basildon, Essex.The club was created and launched in 2004, and is now a fully operating club that meets once a week. The group of young people completed their first fully funded film in February 2006...

    , a film and media club based in Essex, UK.
  • Locomotion (periodical)
    Locomotion (periodical)
    Locomotion is a railway-related magazine published irregularly in Australia by the Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division. It is edited by the same team who produce Railway Digest.- Aim :...

In fiction and entertainment
  • Chris Sawyer's Locomotion
    Chris Sawyer's Locomotion
    Chris Sawyer's Locomotion is a computer game by independent game developer Chris Sawyer. In his words, it is "the spiritual successor to Transport Tycoon"....

    , a 2004 computer game by Chris Sawyer
  • Loco-Motion (arcade game) is a 1982 arcade game by Konami
  • Locomotion (computer game) a 1992 computer game developed by Prestige for Amiga, DOS, Commodore 64 and Atari ST/E.
  • "The Loco-Motion
    The Loco-Motion
    "The Loco-Motion" is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times – each time in a different decade: for Little Eva in 1962 ; for Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 ; and for Kylie Minogue in 1988 "The...

    " is a 1960s hit song, originally performed by Little Eva and its accompanying dance and covered by Kylie Minogue
    Kylie Minogue
    Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE - often known simply as Kylie - is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing...

     in 1987.
  • "Locomotion", a song on John Coltrane's album Blue Train (album)
    Blue Train (album)
    Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived...

  • "Locomotion
    Locomotion (OMD song)
    "Locomotion" is a hit single recorded and released by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and is also the first single taken from their 1984 album, Junk Culture...

    ", a song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are a synthpop group whose founding members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, England...

    , released as a single in 1984
  • Locomotion, a young adult novel in poetic form by Jacqueline Woodson
    Jacqueline Woodson
    Jacqueline Woodson is an American author who writes books targeted at children and adolescents. She is best known for 'Miracle's Boys' which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and her Newbery Honor titles 'After Tupac & D Foster', 'Feathers' and 'Show Way'...

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