American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to change from one place or position to another; displace.
- v. To transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position; cause to undergo translocation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to change place, or to exchange places; put in a different relative position; displace; dislocate.
- v. transitive To displace, or move from one place to another.
- v. transitive, of a chromosomal segment To cause to undergo translocation.
- v. move from one place to another, especially of wild animals
- v. transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
- trans- + locate (Wiktionary)
“Much-publicized progress so far includes the restocking of wildlife species in Mozambique, involving, for example, a US$20-million project to "translocate" elephants from South Africa's Kruger Park to Mozambique's Limpopo National Park (formerly Coutada 16).”
“Research has shown that it also does not translocate to streams and other water sources.”
“Burying plastic bottles in the heathland may seem a little strange to some of our visitors, but the experts have found that this is the best way to translocate the spiders, said Branston.”
“Upon activation, these transcription factors translocate to the nucleus of the cell, where they attach to receptor sites on the genes and upregulate, or turn on, their expression.”
“– The Nature Conservancy has reintroduced this endangered bird in Central Florida, with funding used to monitor birds released in 2007 and translocate 10 more birds to the site in 2008.”
“It's a fancy way of letting you translocate ledges and monsters into more head-stomp convenient configurations.”
“The process has speeded up in recent decades, as the Chinese government is eager to translocate people to places like this from the crowded eastern portion of the country.”
“Intense management efforts have helped build up the populations of the Seychelles magpie robin on Frégate Island, and to translocate it to other islands.”
“As for the lynx, "" they don't translocate as well as other species, '' says Stephen Torbit, a senior scientist at the National Wildlife Foundation.”
“But would we really want to translocate E. rosea to northeast forests where the native species would be unprepared to face such a voracious predator and where E. rosea's only competitor would be the much smaller Haplotrema concavum?”
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