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migration, n.

Pronunciation:  Brit. /mʌɪˈɡreɪʃn, U.S. /ˌmaɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/

Forms:  15 migracion, 15– migration.

Etymology:  < Middle French, French migration (used of people (1495), of the soul (1585), and of animals (1770)) and its etymon classical Latin migrātiōn-,migrātiō change of abode, movement (of people), migration (of the soul) < migrāt- , past participial stem of migrāre migrate v. + -iō -ion suffix1.

   1.a. The movement of a person or people from one country, locality, place of residence, etc., to settle in another; an instance of this.

     b. The seasonal movement or temporary removal of a person, people, social group, etc., from one place to another, an instance of this. Also (occas.): a journey.


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Video courtesy of, an educational website mainly devoted to politics and government.

"International Migration." YouTube. 4 Aug. 2014. Web. <>


An educational video by SEE Turtles about sea turtle migrations including leatherbacks and loggerheads.

"Sea Turtle Migration Video." Narrated by Brad Nahill. YouTube. SEE Turtles. 4 Aug. 2014. Web. <>


Video courtesy of SAS/DataFlux, a data management company that designs and sells software that initiates data migration.

"What is Data Migration or Consolodation?" YouTube. SAS/DataFlux. 4 Aug. 2014. Web. <> 

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