What is walking?

  • (adj): Close enough to be walked to.
    Example: "Walking distance"
    Synonyms: walk-to
    See also — Additional definitions below


Walking (also known as ambulation) 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. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.

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Walking - In Robotics
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Sequential Walking
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Higher Education In Leeds - Walking
... cyclists, and the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is another popular walking route ... The White Rose Way walking trail to Scarborough begins at City Square ... of Leeds, and the Ramblers' Association, YHA and other walking organisations offer sociable walks ...
The Walking Dead (1995 Film) - Soundtrack
... "The Walking Dead (soundtrack)" redirects here ... For the soundtrack to the AMC TV series, see The Walking Dead (TV series soundtrack) ... The Walking Dead Soundtrack album by Various artists Released March 7, 1995 Recorded 1994-1995 Genre Hip hop, R B Length 4132 Label Motown Professional ratings ...

More definitions of "walking":

  • (noun): The act of traveling by foot.
    Example: "Walking is a healthy form of exercise"
    Synonyms: walk

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