[em-i-grey-shuh n]


an act or instance of emigrating.
a body of emigrants; emigrants collectively.
Physiology. diapedesis.

Origin of emigration

1640–50; < Late Latin ēmīgrātiōn- (stem of ēmīgrātiō) removal. See emigrate, -ion
Related formsem·i·gra·tion·al, adjectivenon·em·i·gra·tion, nounre·em·i·gra·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for emigration

Contemporary Examples of emigration

Historical Examples of emigration

British Dictionary definitions for emigration



the act or an instance of emigrating
emigrants considered collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for emigration

1640s, from Late Latin emigrationem (nominative emigratio) "removal from a place," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin emigrare "move away, depart from a place," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + migrare "to move" (see migration).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

emigration in Medicine




The passage of white blood cells through the walls of small blood vessels.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.