premigration

adjective
pre·​mi·​gra·​tion | \ ˌprē-mī-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce premigration (audio) \
variants: or pre-migration

Definition of premigration

: 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

First Known Use of premigration

1870, in the meaning defined above

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