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(fôr′ĭn-bôrn′, fŏr′-)
Foreign by birth; not native to the country in which one resides.


born in a foreign country; not born in one's resident country


born in a country other than that in which one resides.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Adj.1.foreign-born - of persons born in another area or country than that lived in; "our large nonnative population"
foreign, strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
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The Bears completed their recruitment of foreign-born players without Nippert.
The impact of foreign-born workers on the native-born workforce in a local labor market has been investigated in a number of research studies, but the impact and its magnitude are as yet unclear.
FOREIGN-BORN WORKERS, BY THE NUMBERS 2008 2015 More than 172,000 foreign-born 172k workers, making up 12.
For instance, in the United States in the health care profession 27% of surgeons are foreign-born while in the education profession 40% of engineering professors are foreign-born.
born Hispanics than for non-Hispanic whites, and 47% lower for foreign-born Hispanics.
Fourteen percent of the population was foreign born in 2014 but 23 percent of newborns had foreign-born mothers, a Pew Research Center (http://www.
In 2013, almost 39 percent of the foreign-born people who moved to Texas had lived somewhere else in the United States first, mostly California and Florida, the study shows.
Many foreign-born veterans erroneously believed that their military service automatically made them citizens, either because they were promised by high-ranking officers that they would be made citizens or because both the oath of enlistment and the naturalization oath confusingly contain the same pledge to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; [to] bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Data released by the Office for National Statistics showed there were an estimated 474,000 foreign-born residents in the metropolitan county in 2014.
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BRITAIN'S foreign-born population has almost certainly passed eight million for the first time, according to experts.

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