(Latin: to remove, to wander; moving; to move away, to depart from one place to another place)
2. Etymology: from Latin commigrare, "to migrate together"; from com, "with, together" + migrare "to move from one place to another, to change".
2. Relating to the transfer of mass which occurs in a metal as a result of the movement of ions under the influence of an electrical current.
3. Pertaining to a procedure that is used to separate isotopes; as in chemistry.
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2. The movement of inhabitants from one governing state to a different one for the purpose of residing in a new place.
3. In medicine, the passage of white blood cells through the endothelium and wall of small blood vessels.
2. A person who fled from France because of opposition to, or fear of, the revolution that started in 1789.
2. Someone who leaves one country to live permanently in another one.
3. A plant or animal that establishes itself in an area where it previously did not exist.
2 In botany and zoology; to become established in a new environment.
2. The body of people or animals arriving in a different place during a specified interval.
2. Someone who is habitually moving from place to place; especially, in search of seasonal work.
3. A person who belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or who has fled his or her nation for economic reasons rather than a fear of political or ethnic persecution.
4. An animal, especially a bird, that moves from one region to another, often at the same times each year in order to breed or to avoid unsuitable weather conditions.
5. An itinerant worker who travels from one area to another in search of work.
Fate of some illegal migrants trying to get into the European Union
- The main institutions that are trying to protect migrants say that criminal gangs are profiting from the desire for a better life, and believe they have a reasonable picture of how the networks operate.
- Criminal involvement has enabled a surge of illicit immigration into the European Union, and the inbound routes are always shifting, as criminals assess the risks and rewards.
- So lucrative are the rackets that officials believe organized crime is largely to blame for the six-fold increase last year in illegal migration from African shores to the Canary Islands of Spain.
- The stakes are high, both for the migrants who sell everything they own, and for the smugglers who are ruthless in fleecing them
- The economics of clandestine migration are all in favor of the gangs.
- The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime has estimated that the transportation of migrants from Africa to Europe nets criminal gangs about 300 million euro a year (more than 405 million dollars).
- Once their passages have been paid, the migrants, hidden in safe houses until 100 or more are ready to depart, are vulnerable to extortion; smugglers commonly demand still more money for food, a better motor, or a satellite navigation system.
- According to some authorities, the traffickers, with the fees in their pockets, have little interest in the boat's reaching its destination.
2. To move from one habitat or environment to another in response to seasonal changes and variations in food supply.
3. To move from one part of an organism or substance to another; such as, cells moving during the growth of an embryo.
4. To change locations periodically; especially, by moving seasonally from one region to another: Migrate may refer to people and animals and it implies a lack of permanent settlement.
5. To transfer a file from one computer system or database to another one: The use of migrate as a verb form is in common use by those in the computer business with the meaning of "to change" or "cause to change from using one system to another" or "to transfer programs or hardware from one system to another" and these meanings seem to have originated within the realm of computer programmers or certain users.
2.A group of birds, fish, or other animals that are going together from one region or country to another for feeding or breeding purposes.
3. A group of people moving together; especially, in some given time period.
4. In chemistry, the movement of ions under the influence of an electric field.
5. The movement of an atom, or a group of atoms or double bonds, from one part of a molecule to another.
6. A transfer of computer data, programs, or hardware from one system to another.
7. The movement of oil, gas, contaminants, water, or other liquids through porous and permeable rock.
8. A condition or process of extraction, in which an aqueous or organic solvent selectively dissolves part of an adhesive film and carries it to a different location as the solvent evaporates.
General biological migrations
Animal migration is a predictable, recurring group movement that is characteristic of the members of a given species, and which occurs regularly in response to seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, food availability, etc.
The process usually involves a round-trip movement between two areas, to seek a more suitable breeding place, a greater food and water supply, or other more favorable environmental conditions.
2. Referring to people who are habitually going from place to place; especially, in search of seasonal work or in order to achieve better living conditions: Men and women, and sometimes whole families, are migratory examples when they travel from one state to another to help with harvesting in the fall.
3. A reference to the tendency to wander from one national region to another one without settling down in one place for any length of time; nomadic; wandering: When it is very cold in the north, especially in winter, some people have a migratory tendency to move to the south, without establishing themselves there at all, and then back to the north when the climate is warmer.