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Meaning of migrate

mi•grate

Pronunciation: (mī'grāt), [key]
— -grat•ed, -grat•ing.
  1. to go from one country, region, or place to another.
  2. to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as certain birds, fishes, and animals: The birds migrate southward in the winter.
  3. to shift, as from one system, mode of operation, or enterprise to another.
  4. (of a cell, tissue, etc.) to move from one region of the body to another, as in embryonic development.
    1. (of ions) to move toward an electrode during electrolysis.
    2. (of atoms within a molecule) to change position.
  5. (at British universities) to change or transfer from one college to another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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