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From Middle French migration and its source, Latin migrātiō, from the participle stem of migrō (I migrate).



migration (countable and uncountable, plural migrations)

  1. An instance of moving to live in another place for a while.
  2. Seasonal moving for animals, as birds or fishes, to breed or find a new home.
    • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 1, page 47–48:
      Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported […] that pine siskins (Spinus pinus) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
  3. Movement in general.
    The migration of lead from a can to the food inside it can cause lead poisoning.
  4. (computing) Instance of changing a platform from an environment to another one.
  5. (biochemistry) The movement of cells in particular directions to specific locations.

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migration f (plural migrations)

  1. migration (of animals)
  2. migration (of people)

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migration f (plural migrations)

  1. migration (movement from one place to another)



migration c

  1. migration (clarification of this definition is being sought)


Declension of migration 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative migration migrationen migrationer migrationerna
Genitive migrations migrationens migrationers migrationernas