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mi·gra·tion

 (mī-grā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of migrating.
2. A group migrating together.
3. Chemistry & Physics
a. The movement of one atom or more from one position to another within a molecule.
b. The movement of ions between electrodes during electrolysis.

mi·gra′tion·al adj.

migration

(maɪˈɡreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of migrating
2. a group of people, birds, etc, migrating in a body
3. (Chemistry) chem a movement of atoms, ions, or molecules, such as the motion of ions in solution under the influence of electric fields
miˈgrational adj

mi•gra•tion

(maɪˈgreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the process or act of migrating.
2. a migratory movement.
3. a number or body of persons or animals migrating together.
[1605–15; < Latin]
mi•gra′tion•al, adj.

Migration

 the persons, mammals, or birds that take part in migratory movements abroad, collectively.
Examples: migration of birds, 1704; of salmon, 1704; of souls of men, 1727.

emigration

immigrationmigration
1. 'emigrate', 'emigration', 'emigrant'

If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.

He received permission to emigrate to Canada.
He had emigrated from Germany in the early 1920's.

People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. However, these words are less frequent than immigrant and immigration.

2. 'immigrate', 'immigration', 'immigrant'

If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.

They immigrated to Israel.

However, it is more common to say that someone emigrates from a country than to say that someone immigrates to a country.

People that leave their own country to live in another country are called immigrants.

The company employs several immigrants.

The process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.

The government has changed its immigration policy.
3. 'migrate', 'migration', 'migrant'

When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.

The only solution people can see is to migrate.
Millions have migrated to the cities.

This process is called migration.

New jobs are encouraging migration from the cities of the north.

People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.

She was a migrant looking for a place to live.
In South America there are three million migrant workers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to anothermigration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
emigration, out-migration, expatriation - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
immigration, in-migration - migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
gold rush - a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field
2.migration - a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)migration - a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
3.migration - (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule
event - something that happens at a given place and time
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
4.migration - the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breedingmigration - the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals

migration

noun wandering, journey, voyage, travel, movement, shift, trek, emigration, roving the migration of Soviet Jews to Israel

migration

noun
Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
Translations
هِجْرَةٌهِجْرَه
migrace
emigrationimmigrationmigrationudvandringvandring
maastamuutto
migracija
költözés
fólksflutningar
移住
이주
migrácia
migration
การโยกย้ายถิ่นฐาน
sự di trú

migration

[maɪˈgreɪʃən] Nmigración f

migration

[maɪˈgreɪʃən] n
[animal, bird, fish] → migration f
[people] → migration f

migration

n
Wanderung f; (of birds)(Vogel)zug m; (fig: of people) → Abwanderung f, → Migration f; (seasonal) → Zug m; (Comput) (of software infrastructute etc)Migration f
(= number)Schwarm m

migration

[maɪˈgreɪʃn] n (see vb) → migrazione f, emigrazione f

migrate

(maiˈgreit) , ((American) ˈmaigreit) verb
1. (of certain birds and animals) to travel from one region to another at certain times of the year. Many birds migrate in the early winter.
2. (of people) to change one's home to another country or (regularly) from place to place. The Gothic peoples who overwhelmed the Roman Empire migrated from the East.
miˈgration noun
ˈmigrant ((British and American) ˈmai-) noun
a person, bird or animal that migrates or has migrated. The swallow is a summer migrant to Britain; (also adjective) migrant workers.
ˈmigratory ((British and American) ˈmaigrə-) adjective

migration

هِجْرَةٌ migrace migration Migration αποδημία migración maastamuutto migration migracija migrazione 移住 이주 migratie vandring migracja emigração, migração миграция migration การโยกย้ายถิ่นฐาน göç sự di trú 移民

mi·gra·tion

n. migración, movimiento de las células de un lugar a otro.
References in classic literature ?
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
Within a few years we have witnessed the phenomenon of a southeastward migration, in the settlement of Australia; but this affects us as a retrograde movement, and, judging from the moral and physical character of the first generation of Australians, has not yet proved a successful experiment.
Traddles find us on the brink of migration, and will excuse any little discomforts incidental to that position.
Let us reflect in another way, and we shall see that there is great reason to hope that death is a good; for one of two things--either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another.
This migration had occurred as far back as the reign of Queen Anne; and their descendants were now living, in great peace and plenty, on the fertile borders of that beautiful stream.
Prest undertook her annual migration, I had made no measurable advance.
The new influx of birds is only the annual migration of pigeons from Africa.
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or Duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
Soon after the migration to the "warm rivers," in which he had taken part like the rest, Dron was made village Elder and overseer of Bogucharovo, and had since filled that post irreproachably for twenty-three years.
That they would have done so in the time to come is undoubted; but the migration of the Fire People, and the consequent migration of the survivors of the Folk, set back our evolution for centuries.
He wrote a universal history covering the period between the Dorian Migration and 340 B.

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