1. (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

Definition categories: process, action, activity

2. (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

Definition categories: event, mutation

3. an abrupt transition

Similar word(s): jump, leap

Definition categories: event, transition

4. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Similar word(s): dance, dancing, terpsichore

Definition categories: act, diversion, recreation

5. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Similar word(s): bounce, bound, leap, leaping, spring

Definition categories: act, jump, jumping

Sentences with saltation as a noun:

- the saltation of the great artery