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em·i·grate

 (ĕm′ĭ-grāt′)
intr.v. em·i·grat·ed, em·i·grat·ing, em·i·grates
To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.

[Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

em′i·gra′tion (ĕm′ĭ-grā′shən) n.

emigration

(ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən)
n
1. (Sociology) the act or an instance of emigrating
2. (Sociology) emigrants considered collectively

Emigration

 emigrants collectively, 1863.

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.emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

emigration

noun departure, removal, migration, exodus, relocation, resettlement the huge emigration of workers to the West
Quotations
"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time" [John Berger And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos]

emigration

noun
Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
Translations
هِجْرَه
emigrationudvandring
flutningur úr landi
emigrácia
izseljevanje

emigration

[ˌemɪˈgreɪʃən] Nemigración f

emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃən] némigration f
emigration to Australia → émigration f en Australie

emigration

nAuswanderung f; (esp for political reasons) → Emigration f

emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃn] nemigrazione f

emigrate

(ˈemigreit) verb
to leave one's country and settle in another. Many doctors have emigrated from Britain to America.
ˈemigrant noun, adjective
(a person) emigrating or having emigrated. The numbers of emigrants are increasing; emigrant doctors.
ˌemiˈgration noun

em·i·gra·tion

n. emigración o migración, escape tal como el de leucocitos a través de las paredes de los capilares y las venas.
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Families who moved in found themselves in immediate negative equity and can't afford to move out or even emmigrate.
AS the great-grandson of the only woman in the entire 19th century to emmigrate FROM New York TO Dundee, I had more of an excuse than most Scots to be rooting for the US in England's World Cup opener.
But that's mostly because an estimated 100,000 people are expected to emmigrate better economies over the next two years.