Definitions for immigrationˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•mi•gra•tionˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of immigrating.

  2. a group or number of immigrants.

Origin of immigration:


im`mi•gra′tion•al-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

im′mi•gra•to`ry-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immigration, in-migration(noun)

    migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)

  2. immigration(noun)

    the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval

    "the increased immigration strengthened the colony"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. immigration(noun)ˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən

    the process of immigrating

    the government statistics on immigration

  2. immigrationˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən

    the place where people's documents are checked when they enter a country

    He was stopped as he went though immigration.; an immigration officer


  1. immigration(Noun)

    The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immigration(noun)

    the act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence


  1. Immigration

    Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there. Immigration is a result of: including temperature, breeding, economic, political, family re-unification, natural disaster, poverty or the wish to change one's surroundings voluntarily.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'immigration' in Nouns Frequency: #2882

Translations for immigration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of entering a country in order to settle there.

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