Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of migrating.
  • noun A group migrating together.
  • noun The movement of one atom or more from one position to another within a molecule.
  • noun The movement of ions between electrodes during electrolysis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of migrating; change of residence or habitat; removal or transit from one locality or latitude to another, especially at a distance.
  • noun A number of animals migrating together; the total of the individuals or species which perform any particular migration; also, the time or period occupied in migrating Change of place; removal.
  • noun Residence in a foreign country; banishment.
  • noun In phytogeography, the movement of plants from one area into another. According to F. E. Clements this is properly a narrower term than invasion. See invasion, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of migrating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An instance moving a place to live to another place for a while.
  • noun Seasonal moving for animals, birds or fishes to breed or find a new home.
  • noun computing Instance of changing a platform from an environment to another one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding
  • noun a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
  • noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
  • noun (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French migration and its source, Latin migrātiō, from the participle stem of migrō ("I migrate").

Examples

  • Hence the descriptive phrase "migration or importation of persons"; the term migration allowing those who were scrupulous of acknowledging expressly a property in human beings, to view

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

  • One peculiar aspect of the migration is the change that occurs in the biological processes.

    Migration Minded

  • One peculiar aspect of the migration is the change that occurs in the biological processes.

    Migration Minded

  • And there was this process of what they called migration, moving from Guantanamo, to Iraq, to Abu Ghraib.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2005

  • Michael Silver, a vice president at research firm Gartner who studies personal computers, exclusively told FoxNews.com that many companies have what he calls "migration fatigue" and will skip Windows 8 entirely.

    FOXNews.com

  • Also, the numbers you quote for migration of US citizens and international in migration is for the 10 year period dating from the last census (per same Wiki article you quote,) thus proving that, not only do you dispute actual facts, you can’t read.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » AZ Boycott and the Constitution:

  • It is observable here that the term migration is dropped when a tax or duty is mentioned, so that Congress have power to impose the tax only on those imported. [

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

  • The vulture is part of a long term migration study by biologists in Tel Aviv, who fitted it with the GPS device to monitor its movement.

    David Mizejewski: Vulture Accused of Being a Spy

  • The vulture is part of a long term migration study by biologists in Tel Aviv, who fitted it with the GPS device to monitor its movement.

    David Mizejewski: Vulture Accused of Being a Spy

  • The vulture is part of a long term migration study by biologists in Tel Aviv, who fitted it with the GPS device to monitor its movement.

    David Mizejewski: Vulture Accused of Being a Spy

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