Definition of bipedality in English:

bipedality

noun

  • See bipedal

    • ‘Unfortunately, determining whether bipedalism was the cause of increased velocity, or simply a behavioral by-product, is difficult, as bipedality increased with stride number.’
    • ‘Postural bipedalism, similar to that displayed by chimpanzees, could possibly have originated in arboreal or terrestrial feeding situations in wooded environments and was subsequently modified to locomotor bipedality.’
    • ‘The most eagerly sought after evidence in fossil ‘hominids’ is any anatomical feature that suggests bipedality (the ability to walk on two legs).’
    • ‘Thus, bipedality of terrestrial theropods and birds must be convergent, and all hindlimb, pelvis, and tail characters can be discounted.’
    • ‘The hominid fossil record shows a very clear progression in all of the key human traits - brain size relative to body size, bipedality, dentition, the use of tools, and cultural sophistication - from the miocene primates to modern humans.’
    • ‘They state that the australopithecine material has been poorly interpreted because of preconceived notions, and that australopithecine bipedality may have been quite different from and unrelated to human bipedality.’

Pronunciation

bipedality

/ˌbʌɪpiːˈdalɪti/