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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emigration, out-migration, expatriation(noun)

    migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)


  1. emigration(Noun)

    The act of emigrating; movement of a person or persons out of a country or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence.

    Etymology: From stem of emigratio

  2. emigration(Noun)

    A body of emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.

    Etymology: From stem of emigratio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emigration(noun)

    the act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western

    Etymology: [L. emigratio: cf. F. migration.]

  2. Emigration(noun)

    a body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration

    Etymology: [L. emigratio: cf. F. migration.]


  1. Emigration

    Emigration is the act of leaving one's country or region with the intent to settle permanently in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement in general is termed migration. There are many reasons why people might choose to emigrate; these reasons can be divided into "pull" factors and "push" factors. Better economic opportunity is an example of a "pull" factor, as is a quest for a better climate. Fears of poverty or of religious or political discrimination are "push" factors. Seeking refuge from conditions not directly of one's making is interim to possible emigration. Emigration has had a profound influence on the world in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Some noted examples include the millions of people who left Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries or the recent emigration of Mexicans into the United States. The term "emigrate" usually suggests voluntary movement. However, involuntary migration refers to groups that are forced by their enemies to leave through population transfer or ethnic cleansing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emigration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emigration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of emigration in a Sentence

  1. Primo Levi:

    The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one's country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.

  2. President Dalia Grybauskaite:

    Of course some countries are far away, they think that it's not their business, they engage much more in problems of emigration, or Africa.

  3. Hatem Uraibi:

    They come for work for Libyan firms but then embark on illegal migration (to Europe), the ban is part of government efforts to fight illegal emigration.

  4. Mohan Samaranayake:

    These five fishermen have been pardoned by the president and ordered to be transferred to emigration (to India).

  5. Raj Kollmorgen:

    We are now talking about a selective process of emigration, with the so-called top performers leaving, young women on average are better educated than their male peers and more ambitious to seek their luck elsewhere.

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