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Daniel Young/ AP human geography

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distance decay
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
step migration
migration to a distant destination that occurs in stages, for example, from farm to nearby village and later to a town and city
intervening opportunities
the idea that one place has a demand for some good or service and two places have a supply of equal price and quality, then the closer of the two will get the job, thereby blocking the other from being able to use its supply
voluntary migration
permanent movement undertaken by choice
forced migration
Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors.
counter migration
the return of migrants to the regions from which they earlier emigrated
activity space
the space within which daily activity occurs
cyclic movement
pattern of movement from beginning around to original start location
commuting
the travel of a commuter
seasonal movement
Movements that are taken based on a seasonal basis.
nomadism
movement among a definite set of places
periodic
happening or recurring at regular intervals
periodic movement
motion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same
interregional migrations
Permanent movement from one region of a country to another.