from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by vagility; able to move about or disperse in a given environment: a vagile animal species.
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- adj. Free to move about.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering; vagrant; not sedentary; not fixed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having freedom to move about
As climate change effects become more pronounced (e.g., degree-day boundaries or mean temperature isotherms shift northward), the more ecologically vagile species are likely to extend their geographic ranges northward .
Secondary regrowth, however, has begun to offer opportunities for dispersal for a wide range of taxa, although significant movements of less vagile species such as salamanders, wildflowers, and land snails might require centuries.
The pikas and water shrews and chipmunks and woodrats weren’t so vagile and adventurous as reptiles and birds often are.