Definition of Migration
(noun) The movement of people from one geographic area (e.g., country, food source) to another, typically referring to moving across political boundaries.
Examples of Migration
- Moving from Eastern Europe to the United States.
- Moving from one oasis to another.
- Moving from one suburb to another.
- American English – /mie-grAY-shuhn/
- British English – /mie-grAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌmaɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/
- British English – /mʌɪˈɡreɪʃn/
- Plural: migrations
- Migration typically is viewed as transitory, moving from place to place, immigration and emigration are forms of migration that are generally permanent.
- Migration can be “voluntary” or “forced.”
- The (adjective) migratory or (adjective) migrational patterns of (noun) migrants (verb) migrating are studied by demographers.
- Word origin of “migration” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- population composition
- world-systems theory
- zero population growth
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