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English noun: migration

1. migration (act) the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)emigration, expatriation, gold rush, immigration, in-migration, out-migration

2. migration (group) a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

Broader (hypernym)people

3. migration (event) (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

Broader (hypernym)event

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. migration (event) the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event

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