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The difference is simple;

Trading your Pokemon is when you trade from game-to-game, like when you trade from X/Y to ORAS, or US to UM. The 2 games have to be compatible with each other to trade. For example, a X or Y game cannot trade with a US of UM game, but it can trade with another X or Y game or a ORAS game, and vise-virsa.

Migrating your Pokemon is when you use Pokebank or Poketransporter to transfer your Pokemon from a game that is not compatible with US or UM, and migrate them to that game.

I did this with my friend's Pokemon X game; I took all my Pokemon in X and migrated them to UM.

Hope this answers your question! :)

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