population drift

Definition of population drift

  1. :  a gradual movement of people that lowers the population in one area and increases it in another

Word by Word Definitions

populationplay
  1. :  the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region

    :  the total of individuals occupying an area or making up a whole

    :  the act or process of populating

driftplay
  1. :  the act of driving something along

    :  the flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream

    :  something driven, propelled, or urged along or drawn together in a clump by or as if by a natural agency: such as

  1. :  to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)

    :  to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

    :  to move along a line of least resistance


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