[im-i-grey-shuh n]


the act of immigrating.
a group or number of immigrants.

Origin of immigration

First recorded in 1650–60; im-1 + migration
Related formsim·mi·gra·tion·al, im·mi·gra·to·ry [im-uh-gruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪm ə grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivean·ti-im·mi·gra·tion, adjectivenon·im·mi·gra·tion, nounpre·im·mi·gra·tion, nounpro·im·mi·gra·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-immigration



the movement of non-native people into a country in order to settle there
the part of a port, airport, etc where government employees examine the passports, visas, etc of foreign nationals entering the country
Derived Formsimmigrational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anti-immigration



1650s, from immigrate + -ion. As short for "immigration authorities," from 1966.

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