Definitions for Migrationmaɪˈgreɪ ʃən

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  1. migration(noun)

    the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

  2. migration(noun)

    a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

  3. migration(noun)

    (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

  4. migration(noun)

    the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

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  1. migration(Noun)

    moving a place to live to another place for a while

  2. migration(Noun)

    seasonal moving for animals, birds or fishes to breed or find a new home

  3. migration(Noun)

    changing a platform from an environment to another one

  4. Origin: From migration and its source, migratio, from the participle stem of migrare.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Migration(noun)

    the act of migrating

  2. Origin: [L. migratio: cf. F. migration.]


  1. Animal 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

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Migration' in Nouns Frequency: #2389

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