What does immigration mean?

Definitions for immigration
ˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃənim·mi·gra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immigration, in-migrationnoun

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

  2. immigrationnoun

    the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval

    "the increased immigration strengthened the colony"

Wiktionary

  1. immigrationnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immigrationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. immigration.]

Freebase

  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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immigration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immigration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of immigration in a Sentence

  1. President Biden:

    I believe we can do so on immigration reform.

  2. Jessica Vaughn:

    I think these are important steps because in recent years the system has been set up to favor the applicant and to put the thumb on the scale in favor of the applicant and to make it harder for an asylum officer to reject the claim, even in cases of reasonable doubt or credibility, there's been a very remarkable increase in the number of people asking for asylum in the last five or six years or so, and ... it looks very much like people were trying to take advantage of a very lenient system and one they would not be penalized for using and that motivates illegal immigration and harms the integrity of our legal immigration system.

  3. Chairman Brian Madderson:

    People don't want to go into the road haulage industry, [ they ] don't want to be [ truck ] drivers precisely because we've had that massive immigration approach and held wages down, held the quality of the job down.

  4. Charles Lwanga:

    These are the most arrogant immigration authorities I have seen on this journey, every minute they threaten you, to take you to another camp which is worse than this.

  5. William Frey:

    This is by far the lowest year we've seen for immigration since at least the'90s.

Images & Illustrations of immigration

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