emigration(redirected from Emmigration)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Emigrationemigrants collectively, 1863.
emigration immigration migration
If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.
People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. However, these words are less frequent than immigrant and immigration.
If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.
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 process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.
When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.
This process is called migration.
People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.
|Noun||1.||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, 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]