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Migrationthe persons, mammals, or birds that take part in migratory movements abroad, collectively.
emigration immigration migration
If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.
If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.
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 process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.
When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.
This process is called migration.
People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.
|Noun||1.||migration - 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)|
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
|4.||migration - the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding|