Saltatorial

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Saltatorial (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.
    • Saltatorial Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.
    • Saltatorial (Zoöl) Same as Saltatorious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saltatorial Pertaining to dancing: as, the saltatorial art.
    • saltatorial In zoöl.: Leaping frequently or habitually; saltatory; saltigrade; of or pertaining to the Saltatoria, in any sense: distinguished from ambulatory, gradient, gressorial, cursorial, etc. Of the several words of the same meaning (salient, saltant, saltatorial, saltatorious, and saltatory), saltatorial is now the commonest in entomology, and salient in herpetology.
    • saltatorial Fitted for leaping; adapted to saltation: as, saltatorial limbs.
    • saltatorial Characterized by or pertaining to leaping: as, saltatorial action; a saltatorial group of insects.
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Usage

In literature:

By degrees Henchard became aware that the measure was trod by some one who out-Farfraed Farfrae in saltatory intenseness.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
Wain performed saltatory prodigies.
"The House Behind the Cedars" by Charles W. Chesnutt
There are various types which have been called the paralytic, the choreic, and the saltatory.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I call it the saltatorial theory.
"Waifs and Strays" by O. Henry
For a minute or two the young gentleman amused himself by a few light saltatory steps in the road.
"A Sappho of Green Springs" by Bret Harte
Nature hates calculators; her methods are saltatory and impulsive.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Indeed, no book, however witty, lively, saltatory, can have the volant effects we covet, if it want substance and seriousness.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Each temple has a band of eight or ten of these girls, who celebrate their saltatory rites morning and evening.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
The word dance does not well designate the ceremonies, as they are in general more histrionic than saltatory.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Saltatory appendage: in Collembola = furcula; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In science:

Wilczek, “Saltatory Relaxation of the Cosmological Constant”, hep-th/0005276.
Bosonic M Theory
Its application allows to describe the process of melting of solids, as saltatory phase transition of the first kind without bringing in of concept of the order parameter.
Probability distribution function for a solid with vacancies
Within the framework of such generalization it is shown the melting of solids can be described, as a saltatory phase transition of the first kind without bringing in of a concept of order parameter.
Probability distribution function for a solid with vacancies
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