premigration

adjective pre·mi·gra·tion \ ˌprē-mī-ˈgrā-shən \
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

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