migration

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Etymology[edit]

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

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migration (plural migrations)

  1. An instance of moving to live in another place for a while.
  2. Seasonal moving for animals, birds or fishes to breed or find a new home.
    • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, American Scientist, 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.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

migration f (plural migrations)

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

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

migration f (plural migrations)

  1. migration (movement from one place to another)

Swedish[edit]

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migration c

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

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