An example of migration is geese flying south for the winter.
- the act of migrating
- a group of people, or of birds, fishes, etc., migrating together
- the shifting of one or more atoms from one position in the molecule to another
- the movement of ions toward an electrode, under the influence of electromotive force
Origin of migrationClassical Latin migratio
- The act or an instance of migrating.
- A group migrating together.
- Chemistry & Physics a. The movement of one atom or more from one position to another within a molecule.b. The movement of ions between electrodes during electrolysis.
migration - Computer Definition
To move data or software from one location to another. Migration often means "copy" as much as it does "move." For example, "let's migrate our photos from the computer to the tablet" does not necessarily connote the photos are deleted from the computer after the transfer. Following are the various kinds of migration that take place in the computer world. Storage Migration Moving data from one storage system to another for efficiency, backup or archiving. Also called "data migration." See HSM. Application Migration Moving application programs from one computer to another. See PC migration. Data Migration Moving data from a computer, tablet or smartphone to another device. See PC migration. Domain Migration Moving a Web site or other Internet-based service from one ISP to another or from one server to another. See Internet domain name. Cloud Migration Moving an inhouse system to the cloud. See cloud computing.