Migration meaning

mī-grā'shən
The definition of a migration is a movement to another place, often of a large group of people or animals.

An example of migration is geese flying south for the winter.

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A group migrating together.
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The act or an instance of migrating.
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A group of people, or of birds, fishes, etc., migrating together.
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The movement of ions between electrodes during electrolysis.
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The act of migrating.
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The seasonal movement of a complete population of animals from one area to another. Migration is usually a response to changes in temperature, food supply, or the amount of daylight, and is often undertaken for the purpose of breeding. Mammals, insects, fish, and birds all migrate. The precise mechanism of navigation during migration is not fully understood, although for birds it is believed that sharp eyesight, sensibility to the Earth's magnetic field, and the positions of the Sun and other stars may play a role.
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The movement of one atom or more, or of a double bond, from one position to another within a molecule.
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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 MigrationMoving data from one storage system to another for efficiency, backup or archiving. Also called "data migration." See HSM.Application MigrationMoving application programs from one computer to another. See PC migration.Data MigrationMoving data from a computer, tablet or smartphone to another device. See PC migration.Domain MigrationMoving a website or other Internet-based service from one ISP to another or from one server to another. See Internet domain name.Cloud MigrationMoving an inhouse system to the cloud. See cloud computing.
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