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MIGRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does migration mean? 

MIGRATION (noun)
  The noun MIGRATION has 4 senses:

1. the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
2. a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
3. (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule
4. the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

  Familiarity information: MIGRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIGRATION (noun)


Sense 1migration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The movement of persons from one country or locality to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("migration" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "migration"):

emigration; expatriation; out-migration (migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another))

immigration; in-migration (migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there))

gold rush (a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field)


Sense 2migration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("migration" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)


Sense 3migration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("migration" is a kind of...):

event (something that happens at a given place and time)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


Sense 4migration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("migration" is a kind of...):

periodic event; recurrent event (an event that recurs at intervals)


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