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What is the difference between Locomotion and Movement?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Nov 08, 2019

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B. Mary

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B. MaryHealth Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina
Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered on Nov 08, 2019

Some may assume that movement and locomotion are the same, but these two words have certain differences. Movement is known to be the time when a living organism will move from one place to another. Locomotion means that the movement that the living organism did has made changes to the current position of the organism.

Movement is something that all living things do, but there are some that may have some problems, so they will not be able to move that well. When people do a movement, it is possible that they will stay in one position while doing the movement. Those who do locomotion will move from one place to another.

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G. Deacon

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G. DeaconCivil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey
Civil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey

Answered on Nov 04, 2019

The meanings of locomotion and movement just seem so similar to each other, but they have some differences that you need to be familiar with. Locomotion means the movement of organisms from one place to another. For example, whenever people dance, this is locomotion. When they do activities such as play volleyball, or when they swim, this is locomotion.

The movement stands for voluntary and involuntary movements that will help people achieve the necessary functions that they have to complete. Breathing can be considered as a movement because it is something that comes naturally to living things. It does not require the movement of an organism, but this is a type of movement, nevertheless.

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P. Micah

P. Micah

Answered on Oct 21, 2019

Locomotion and movement both deal with motion. Movement deals with any type of motion, such as clapping one's hands or breathing. Movement can be voluntary or involuntary. On the other hand, locomotion is only voluntary. Locomotion is a type of movement that gets an organism from place to place, like walking.

Both locomotion and movement have different types. A type of locomotion is aerial, which refers to flying. Another type of locomotion is aquatic, which involves movement in the water, such as swimming or diving. A type of movement is muscular, which deals with the movement of muscles in the body.

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