pre·​mi·​gra·​tion ˌprē-mī-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce premigration (audio)
variants or pre-migration
: existing or occurring before a migration
In each case, pre-migration factors and selective migration go a long way to explaining group success …Stephen Steinberg
By August, the [sandhill cranes] are drawn once again by the urge to flock together, and begin forming large pre-migration groups that stage in many areas throughout the state …Rob Zimmer

Examples of premigration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the premigration phase, indicators consisted of parental social class, type of employment and whether the participant lived with their family of origin. Matthew M. Kurtz, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premigration was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Premigration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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