Definition of translocation in US English:



  • The movement of something from one place to another.

    ‘from the nestlings, 20 birds were available for translocation annually’
    ‘tissue can become infected by translocation of bacteria from the gut’
    ‘a reciprocal translocation has occurred between two chromosomes’
    • ‘The other problem to consider is the impact of translocation on resident leopards.’
    • ‘Chromosomal translocations are known to contribute to the development or progression of many types of cancer.’
    • ‘Intact foliage and root systems are needed for complete translocation.’
    • ‘Fundamental to the recovery program is the translocation of squirrels off the refuge to suitable sites.’
    • ‘Translocation is usually used to augment the population of endangered animals.’