Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of swinging by the arms from tree to tree, a method of locomotion employed by the gibbons.

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  • noun zoology Movement by swinging the arms from one hold to the next.

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  • noun swinging by the arms from branch to branch

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Examples

  • [8] Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [8] Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [8] Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • A gibbon moves through the forest so efficiently, swinging from branch to branch in a motion called brachiation, because it captures the energy from each swing to drive the next one, while keeping its body almost still.

    Primates in the News

  • [8] Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Indeed, brachiation amongst Republicans might be an easier read.

    Matthew Anderson: Third Party, Party

  • Indeed, brachiation amongst Republicans might be an easier read.

    Matthew Anderson: Third Party, Party

  • Seen from this point of view, the study of the persistence, change, and brachiation of a social practice or traditional technology is a genuinely fascinating window into patterns of human activity over time.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I often have dreams where i get around via brachiation, or swinging from objects hand over hand like a gibbon .

    Dreaming of the presidential candidates.

  • Seen from this point of view, the study of the persistence, change, and brachiation of a social practice or traditional technology is a genuinely fascinating window into patterns of human activity over time.

    Microfoundations of social practices

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