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Jumping

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jumping
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English Definitions

jumping
N
the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
jumping
N
the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
jumping bean
N
seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble
jumping bristletail
N
wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed
jumping gene
N
a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)
jumping jack
N
plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
jumping mouse
N
any of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouches; of woodlands of Eurasia and North America
jumping orchid
N
orchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme; when a sensitive projection at the base of the column of the male flower is touched the pollen is suddenly ejected
jumping plant louse
N
small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
jumping seed
N
seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble
jumping up and down
N
jumping in one spot (as in excitement)
jumping-off place
N
a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
jumping-off point
N
a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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