migration

noun
mi·gra·tion | \mī-ˈgrā-shən \

Definition of migration 

: the act, process, or an instance of migrating watched the migration of the birds overhead

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Other Words from migration

migrational \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective

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The artist recruited artisans from Michoacán, Mexico – where the annual Monarch migration dramatically terminates – to form a kind of cross-border maquiladora (manufacturing facility). George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018 Merkel has repeatedly stated her preference for European solutions to migration issues. Jefferson Chase, USA TODAY, "German government crisis: Chancellor Angela Merkel gets migrant compromise," 3 July 2018 Their parties have split on the migration issue for a few reasons. New York Times, "Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis Over Migrants, Explained," 3 July 2018 So when will the telemedicine migration finally take off? Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Why Hasn’t Telemedicine Taken Off? Hey, Blame This Guy.," 3 July 2018 Even though the number of migrants arriving in Europe is sharply down this year from 2017, migration issues have deepened political divisions in the European Union, fueled in part by the demands of anti-migrant nationalist parties. Renata Brito And Frances D'emilio, chicagotribune.com, "Fear turns to joy as rescue boat saves 60 in Mediterranean Sea," 30 June 2018 Even though the number of migrants arriving in Europe is sharply down this year from 2017, migration issues have deepened political divisions in the European Union, fueled in part by the demands of antimigrant nationalist parties. Renata Brito, BostonGlobe.com, "Spanish boat saves 60 migrants, but Italy locks its ports," 30 June 2018 Their origins in Utah go back about 150 years to the Mormon migration. Josh Haner, National Geographic, "The Last Cowboys: A Cattle-Ranching Family Fights to Survive," 29 June 2018 Trump's executive order was the first of four that used national security as an impetus to restrict the migration of refugees and individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "On World Refugee Day, refugee numbers are plummeting in U.S., Arizona under Trump," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of migration

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for migration

French or Latin; French, from Latin migration-, migratio, from migratus (past participle of migrare to migrate) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at migrate

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The first known use of migration was circa 1527

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migration

noun
mi·gra·tion | \mī-ˈgrā-shən\

Kids Definition of migration

: the act or an instance of moving from one place to another often on a regular basis the spring migration of birds

migration

noun
mi·gra·tion | \mī-ˈgrā-shən \

Medical Definition of migration 

: the act, process, or an instance of migrating migration of larval nematodes to the lungs

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