migration migration  /maɪ ˈɡreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The Federal Council of Churches on March 9 published the report of a commission which investigated Negro migration in this country.
  2. Arthur Morris Corbis The photos from this year's migration are just as dramatic, but for a different reason.
  3. After decades of exodus, the tide of Irish migration took a definitive turn in the late 1980s, when the Irish diaspora started to come home.

News

  1. Migration talks between US and Cuba set to resume

    The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume bilateral talks on migration issues next month, a State Department official said Wednesday, the latest evidence of a thaw in chilly relations between the Cold War enemies.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. U.S. to restart migration talks with Cuba: State Department

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume regular migration talks in a possible sign of thawing relations after more than three years of tensions over Cuba's jailing of a U.S. government contract worker. The announcement of the talks Wednesday came as Cuban and U.S. officials met in Washington for discussions exploring the restoration of direct mail ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Wildlife Migration Detours

    Migration is a strategy used by many mammals in order to take advantage of food, shelter, and water that vary with seasons. Interestingly, there is strong evidence that genetics plays a role in migratory behavior that animals inherit. Many species rely not only on their senses to help them navigate, but they can also use mental maps to guide them to where they are supposed to go. But with ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

Quotes

  1. Mr Woolas told the Sunday Times that it was vital "to provide confidence to the indigenous population that migration is under control".
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Phil Woolas Source: Chorley Guardian

  2. Immigration Minister Damian Green said: "We believe immigration has been far too high, which is why the new Government will reduce net migration back down to the levels of the 1990s - to tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Damian Green Source: Witney Gazette

  3. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said global warming, "may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth's resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world's most vulnerable countries. There may be...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Forbes

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