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immigration

[ im-i-grey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of immigrating.
a group or number of immigrants.

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Origin of immigration

First recorded in 1650–60; im-1 + migration

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British Dictionary definitions for immigration

immigration
/ (ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən) /

noun
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 forms of immigration

immigrational, adjective
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