Definition of migrationist in English:

migrationist

noun

  • 1A person who emphasizes the importance of migration in the distribution and evolution of animal and plant species.

  • 2Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology. An adherent of the theory of migrationism.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or involving migration; migrational; (Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology) of or relating to migrationism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), botanist. From migration + -ist.

Pronunciation

migrationist

/mʌɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)nɪst//mʌɪˈɡreɪʃənɪst/