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transmigration

[trans-mahy-grey-shuh n, tranz-] /ˌtræns maɪˈgreɪ ʃən, ˌtrænz-/
noun
1.
the act of transmigrating.
2.
the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.
Compare reincarnation.
Origin of transmigration
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English transmigracion < Late Latin trānsmigrātiōn- (stem of trānsmigrātiō) removal. See trans-, migration
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  • Like the Buddhists, the Hindus believe in the transmigration of souls.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • During his transmigration he had been briefed for the trouble on Deneb IV.

    A Place in the Sun C.H. Thames
  • He believed in the transmigration of souls, and the indestructibility of matter.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • Had he died on the same day,” you said, “one might have supposed a transmigration.

  • It is not that she has been a hypocrite,—it is that she is a transmigration.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She would seem here to allude to the doctrine of the transmigration of souls.

  • We do not believe in transmigration in the individual at all, but in the transmigration of classes.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
  • They have also some notion of the doctrine of transmigration.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It is in these opinions, that we detect the ancient doctrine of transmigration.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • The whole period of transmigration is (they say) three thousand years.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
Word Origin and History for transmigration
n.

c.1300, from Late Latin transmigrationem (nominative transmigratio) "change of country," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin transmigrare "to wander, to migrate," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + migrare "to migrate" (see migration). Originally literal, in reference to the removal of the Jews into the Babylonian captivity; general sense of "passage from one place to another" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "passage of the soul after death into another body" first recorded 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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transmigration in Medicine

transmigration trans·mi·gra·tion (trāns'mī-grā'shən, trānz'-)
n.
Movement from one site to another, which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting membrane or barrier, as in diapedesis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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