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1 Movement of persons from one place to another, described as geographical mobility, or from one social, economic, or occupational group to another, described as social mobility. Often there is a combination. Geographical mobility implies movement within, rather than between, countries, so it differs from migration.

2 In clinical medicine and physiotherapy, mobility means ability to move joints.

3 The word is also used to describe ability to move around in the home and in public, such as to go out to shop or visit friends and neighbors.

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