emigration

[ em-i-grey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən /

noun

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 forms

em·i·gra·tion·al, adjectivenon·em·i·gra·tion, nounre·em·i·gra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emigration

emigration

/ (ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of emigrating
emigrants considered collectively
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Medicine definitions for emigration

emigration

[ ĕm′ĭ-grāshən ]

n.

The passage of white blood cells through the walls of small blood vessels.
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