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im·mi·gra·tion

 (ĭm′ĭ-grā′shən)
n.
1. The action or process of immigrating.
2. The place where authorities check the documents of people entering a country.

im′mi·gra′tion·al adj.

immigration

(ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən)
n
1. the movement of non-native people into a country in order to settle there
2. the part of a port, airport, etc where government employees examine the passports, visas, etc of foreign nationals entering the country
ˌimmiˈgrational adj

im•mi•gra•tion

(ˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of immigrating.
2. a group or number of immigrants.
[1650–60]
im`mi•gra′tion•al, im′mi•gra•to`ry (-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

emigration

immigrationmigration
1. 'emigrate', 'emigration', 'emigrant'

If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.

He received permission to emigrate to Canada.
He had emigrated from Germany in the early 1920's.

People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. However, these words are less frequent than immigrant and immigration.

2. 'immigrate', 'immigration', 'immigrant'

If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.

They immigrated to Israel.

However, it is more common to say that someone emigrates from a country than to say that someone immigrates to a country.

People that leave their own country to live in another country are called immigrants.

The company employs several immigrants.

The process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.

The government has changed its immigration policy.
3. 'migrate', 'migration', 'migrant'

When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.

The only solution people can see is to migrate.
Millions have migrated to the cities.

This process is called migration.

New jobs are encouraging migration from the cities of the north.

People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.

She was a migrant looking for a place to live.
In South America there are three million migrant workers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immigration - migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)immigration - migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
aliyah - (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel; "students making aliyah"
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
2.immigration - the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval; "the increased immigration strengthened the colony"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"

immigration

noun
Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
Translations
هِجْرَةٌهِجْرَه
imigracepřistěhovalectví
immigrationindvandring
maahanmuutto
imigracija
bevándorlás
innflutningur fólks
移住
이민
prisťahovalectvo
priseljevanje
immigrationinvandring
การโยกย้ายมาจากต่างประเทศ
sự nhập cư

immigration

[ˌɪmɪˈgreɪʃən]
A. Ninmigración f
B. CPD immigration authorities NPLagencia f de inmigración
immigration control Ncontrol m de inmigración
immigration laws NPLleyes fpl inmigratorias
immigration quota Ncuota f de inmigración

immigration

[ˌɪmɪˈgreɪʃən]
n
[people] → immigration f
(at airport)immigration f
to go through immigration → passer à l'immigration, passer au contrôle de l'immigration
First you have to go through immigration → Il faut d'abord passer à l'immigration.
modif [policy] → en matière d'immigration; [controls] → en matière d'immigration immigration laws, immigration officerimmigration authorities nplservices mpl de l'immigrationimmigration laws npllois fpl sur l'immigrationimmigration officer nagent mf des services de l'immigration

immigration

nEinwanderung f, → Immigration f; (also immigration control: at airport etc) → Einwanderungsstelle f

immigration

[ˌɪmɪˈgreɪʃn] nimmigrazione f

immigrant

(ˈimigrənt) noun, adjective
(a person) who has come into a foreign country to live there permanently, not as a tourist or visitor. The eastern part of the city is inhabited by immigrants; the immigrant population.
ˌimmiˈgration noun
the act of entering a country in order to settle there.

immigration

هِجْرَةٌ imigrace immigration Immigration μετανάστευση inmigración maahanmuutto immigration imigracija immigrazione 移住 이민 immigratie immigrasjon imigracja imigração иммиграция immigration การโยกย้ายมาจากต่างประเทศ göçme sự nhập cư 移民
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