what is the difference between movement and locomotion?

Dear Student!

Movement is wide term that includes both change in position and no change in position. If the movement leads to the change of position of the body with respect to any other body, it is called locomotion. For example, while standing, when you wave your hand to your friend who is stationary, it is a movement without change in position of the body. When you run towards him, this would cause a change in position and this movement would be called locomotion.

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 locomotion invovles the shifting of the entire body parts and movement invovles change in shape,size or direction of various body parts.


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Hi Gayathri,

Movement : Movement is a characteristicks of life. all living things move naturally.

 Locomotion : The movement of organisms from one place to another is called as lococmotion.

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