transmigration

[trans-mahy-grey-shuhn, tranz-]
noun
1.
the act of transmigrating.
2.
the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.
Compare reincarnation.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English transmigracion < Late Latin trānsmigrātiōn- (stem of trānsmigrātiō) removal. See trans-, migration

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transmigrate (ˌtrænzmaɪˈɡreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to move from one place, state, or stage to another
2.  (of souls) to pass from one body into another at death
 
transmi'gration
 
n
 
transmi'grational
 
adj
 
trans'migrative
 
adj
 
transmi'grator
 
n
 
trans'migratory
 
adj

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transmigration
c.1300, from L.L. transmigrationem (nom. transmigratio) "change of country," noun of action from L. transmigrare "to wander, to migrate," from trans- "over" + migrare "to migrate" (see migration). Originally literal, in ref. to the removal of the Jews into the Babylonian
captivity; general sense of "passage from one place to another" is attested from 1382; sense of "passage of the soul after death into another body" first recorded 1594.
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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.

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Some will reject the final transmigration of the computer's spirit to the cloud.
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