Meaning of translocation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtranzlə(ʊ)ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌtranslə(ʊ)ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nountechnical
  • 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’
    • ‘Fundamental to the recovery program is the translocation of squirrels off the refuge to suitable sites.’
    • ‘The other problem to consider is the impact of translocation on resident leopards.’
    • ‘Translocation is usually used to augment the population of endangered animals.’
    • ‘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.’