Definition of migration in English:

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Pronunciation: /mīˈɡrāSH(ə)n/


1Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another: this butterfly’s annual migration across North America
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  • This may be an important mechanism promoting the shoreward migration of larval invertebrates and fish.
  • In proposing the waiver, the agency suggested that it would actually benefit wildlife: By interrupting migration, drilling would enable scientists to study the effects of habitat disruption on the deer.
  • But each year the number decreased until there was only one, which left in late February, 1995, to begin its long spring migration to Russia's steppes.
1.1Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions: the extensive rural-to-urban migration has created a severe housing shortage
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  • The set of questions, mostly aimed at the intelligentsia, seek to form an opinion on migration of Sikhs from Kashmir.
  • By 1850, the heaviest concentration was in Louisiana, the result of Sicilian migration to New Orleans and its environs.
  • It was the biggest migration of people seen in Europe since the Dark Ages.
2Movement from one part of something to another: there is virtually no cell migration in plants
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  • Generally, foreland basins show convex-up subsidence curves due to increasing subsidence rates through time resulting from migration of a supra-crustal orogenic load towards the foreland.
  • Note that migration always changes the state of the entire segment, because a gamete either does or does not migrate.
  • In ductile materials, these stress concentrations may be relieved by creep and stress relaxation in the matrix or by grain-boundary migration.



Pronunciation: /mīˈɡrāSHənl/
Example sentences
  • And if it weren't for genetically implanted migrational instincts I doubt any moose kids would go up there.
  • This feature may well have created a broad migrational highway for East Gondwanan marine and freshwater species to spread westward.
  • The different migrational waves that swept the Caribbean region over centuries have influenced the culture and the culinary habits of the region.

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Syllabification: mi·gra·tion

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