population drift

Definition of population drift

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : the total of particles at a particular energy level

drift play
  1. : the act of driving something along

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

  3. : 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)

  2. : to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

  3. : to move along a line of least resistance


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