Definitions for Migrationmaɪˈgreɪ ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Migration
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
(chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule
the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding
moving a place to live to another place for a while
seasonal moving for animals, birds or fishes to breed or find a new home
changing a platform from an environment to another one
Origin: From migration and its source, migratio, from the participle stem of migrare.
the act of migrating
Origin: [L. migratio: cf. F. migration.]
Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating reasons. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal or irruption, the movement of the animals should be an annual or seasonal occurrence, such as birds migrating south for the winter; wildebeest migrating annually for seasonal grazing; or a major habitat change as part of their life, such as young Atlantic salmon leaving the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Migration' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2563
Rank popularity for the word 'Migration' in Nouns Frequency: #2389
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s America’s greatest migration.
Cutting these benefits won't stop the migration.
This wave of migration is too big not to be stopped.
She blew it, when she allowed this to happen, this migration.
The measures tackling the migration crisis were very positive.
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Translations for Migration
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Vogelzug, Migration, Vogelstrich, Wohnsitzwechsel, Tierwanderung, Vogelwanderung, WanderungGerman
- muutto, vaellus, migraatioFinnish
- french, free, migrationFrench
- imrichScottish Gaelic
- գաղթ, գաղթում, միգրացիա, չուArmenian
- 移動, 移住, 回遊, 移行, マイグレーションJapanese
- преселба, миграција, селидбаMacedonian
- migrare, migrațieRomanian
- миграция, переселениеRussian
- laudatäv, bödatävVolapük
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