Immigration
Immigration Im"mi*gra"tion, n. [Cf. F. immigration.] The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. [1913 Webster]

The immigrations of the Arabians into Europe. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]


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  • immigration — [ imigrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1768; de immigrer ♦ Entrée dans un pays de personnes non autochtones qui viennent s y établir, généralement pour y trouver un emploi. Immigration permanente et immigration temporaire. Courant, mouvement d immigration. Lois… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • immigration — im‧mi‧gra‧tion [ˌɪmˈgreɪʆn] noun [uncountable] 1. the process of entering another country, state etc in order to live there: • In the past, California has had the highest rate of immigration. compare emigration ˌnet immiˈgration the amount by… …   Financial and business terms

  • immigration — I noun admission of foreigners, adventus, change of national location, colonization, entry of aliens, establishment of foreign residence, expatriation, foreign influx, incoming population, ingress, migration, movement of population,… …   Law dictionary

  • immigration — (n.) 1650s, from IMMIGRATE (Cf. immigrate) + ION (Cf. ion). As short for immigration authorities, from 1966 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Immigration — (lat.), Einwanderung; immigrieren, einwandern; Immigrant, Einwanderer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Immigration — Immigration, Einwanderung ⇒ Gastrulation …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Immigration — er et fremmedord for indvandring …   Danske encyklopædi

  • immigration — emigration (see under EMIGRANT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Immigration — [Network (Rating 5600 9600)] Auch: • Einwanderung …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • immigration — [im΄ə grā′shən] n. 1. an act or instance of immigrating 2. the number of immigrants entering a country or region during a specified period …   English World dictionary

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