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Migration, migratory, or migrate may refer to:

Human migration

  • Human migration, physical movement by humans from one region to another
    • International migration, when peoples cross state boundaries and stay in the host state for some minimum length of time

Natural sciences


  • Migration (ecology), the large-scale movement of species from one environment to another
  • Plant migration, see Seed dispersal, the movement or transport of seeds away from the parent plant
  • Gene migration, a process in evolution and population genetics
  • Cell migration, a process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms
    • Collective cell migration, describing the movements of group of cells

Physics and chemistry

  • Molecular diffusion, in physics
  • Migration (chemistry), type of reaction in organic chemistry
  • Seismic migration, in seismic and ground penetrating radar data processing
  • Microscopic motion of material caused by an external force, distinct from spontaneous diffusion, including drift current, electrophoresis, electromigration, thermodiffusion, sedimentation, in physical chemistry and materials
  • Planetary migration, the alteration of the satellite's orbital parameters

Information technology

  • Migration (virtualization), the process by which a running virtual machine is moved from one physical host to another
  • Content migration, the process of moving information to a new system
  • Data migration, the process of transferring data between storage types, formats, or computer systems
  • PC migration, the process of transferring the entire user environment between two computer systems
  • Schema migration, the management of incremental, reversible changes to relational database schemas
  • Software migration, the conversion, rewriting or porting of a legacy system to a modern computer system
  • System migration, the tasks involved when moving data and applications from current hardware to new hardware

Arts and media


  • "Migrate" (song), a 2008 song from Mariah Carey's album E=MC²
  • Migration (The Amboy Dukes album)
  • Migration (Antonio Sánchez album), a 2007 album by Antonio Sánchez
  • Migration (Bonobo album), 2017 album by Bonobo
  • Migration (Creative Source album), the second album by Los Angeles, California-based R&B group Creative Source
  • Migration (Dave Grusin album)
  • The Migration, album by Scale the Summit
  • Migrations (album), a 2006 album by The Duhks

Other media

  • Migrations, a 2000 photo essay and book by Sebastião Salgado
  • Migrations, 1929 novel by Miloš Crnjanski
  • Migrations (film), a 1988 Yugoslav film based on the novel
  • Migrations, a 2020 novel by Charlotte McConaghy
  • Migrations, by Karim Alrawi, a stage play and winner of the John Whiting Award
  • Migration (film), a 2014 animated film by Mark Lomond and Johanne Ste-Marie
  • Migration, an upcoming film from Illumination Entertainment

Other uses

  • Piercing migration, in body modification, a process that occurs when a body piercing moves from its initial location

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Migración (desambiguación) para niños

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