What does migration mean?

Definitions for migration
maɪˈgreɪ ʃənmi·gra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. migrationnoun

    the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

  2. migrationnoun

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

  3. migrationnoun

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

  4. migrationnoun

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


  1. migrationnoun

    moving a place to live to another place for a while

  2. migrationnoun

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

  3. migrationnoun

    changing a platform from an environment to another one

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Migrationnoun

    Act of changing place.

    Etymology: migratio, migre, Lat.

    Aristotle distinguisheth their times of generation, latitancy, and migration, sanity, and venation. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Although such alterations, transitions, migrations of the centre of gravity, and elevations of new islands, had actually happened, yet these shells could never have been reposed thereby in the manner we find them. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.


  1. migration

    Migration refers to the movement of individuals or groups from one place to another, often driven by factors such as economic circumstances, political instability, or environmental conditions. This movement can be within a country (internal migration) or between countries (international migration), and can be temporary or permanent. Migration can also refer to seasonal movement of animals from one region to another for feeding or reproduction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Migrationnoun

    the act of migrating

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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of migration in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of migration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of migration in a Sentence

  1. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer:

    With this, the entire coalition has committed to the goal to order, control and limit migration, this agreement makes it possible that our migration policy is effective, that it remains humane and that it will succeed.

  2. Kevin McAleenan:

    The reasonable changes proposed by this nonpartisan panel, could dramatically reduce migration of family units from Central America, help eliminate dangerous and illegal border crossings, as well as improve the care of children who are brought on this harrowing journey, these recommendations are essential to secure our border and for the safety and welfare of children living in Central America and elsewhere who will continue to make this dangerous trek north.

  3. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The aim here is to discourage irregular migration and ... to recognize those Syrians in our camps who the EU will accept - though we will not force anyone to go against their will - on legal routes.

  4. Sebastian Kurz:

    Turkey has for its part already declared that it does not want to fulfill all the criteria. As a result the migration deal will not last.

  5. Sokeel Park:

    Historically, the largest influence in female migration from North Korea to China has been sex trafficking and marriages.

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    • A. jejune
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