Learning English

Word: Gait

Gait (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Two new running-related gadgets aim to go beyond counting steps and miles to measure elements of a runner’s gait—such as cadence, foot-strike pattern and landing forces. Their inventors hope runners will use the data to spot patterns, improve performance and prevent injury, a paramount goal in a sport that researchers say injures roughly half of its participants each year.

Source: www.wsj.com

For many employees, the workday starts by swiping a plastic ID card to enter the office. But employers can’t always be sure who’s holding the card.That humble ID badge is starting to be replaced by biometric identification systems, microchip implants and tools that monitor workers’ gaits or typing habits—technologies that might not only make workplaces more secure and easier to navigate but also generate personalized health and productivity data.

Source: www.wsj.com

Meaning: A particular way of walking or moving

Synonyms

Tread , Rate, Tempo, Pace , Stride, Trot, Velocity

Antonyms

Pause, Motionless, Stillness , Steady, Standstill

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The pronunciation of “Gait” is similar to that of “Gate“. (Both are pronounced as “geit“.) Imagine the way a marathoner walks (his/ her gait) while crossing a gate!

Or you can use the word “Gout” to remember “Gait“. Gout is a condition that occurs due to persistently elevated levels of uric acid in blood, causing difficulty in walking. Imagine someone’s painful gait because he. she is suffering from gout!

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