migration

(noun) Moving from one place (e.g. country, food source) to another.

Examples:

  1. Moving from Eastern Europe to the United States.
  2. Moving from one oasis to another.
  3. Moving from one suburb to another.

Audio Pronunciation: (mi·gra·tion)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: migrations
  • Migration typically is viewed as transitory, moving from place to place with the seasons, immigration and emigration are forms of migration that are generally permanent.
  • Types:
  • The (adjective) migratory or (adjective) migrational patterns of (noun) migrants (verb) migrating are studied by demographers.

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How to Cite the Definition of Migration

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “migration.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/migration/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

migration. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/migration/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “migration.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/migration/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“migration.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/migration/>.