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Definition of Emigration

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act or process of leaving one's own country to settle in another
Emigration Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.
  
(n.)
A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.
  
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emigration
\em`i*gra"tion\ (?), n. [l. emigratio: cf. f. émigration.]
1. the act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from europe to america, or, in america, from the atlantic states to the western.
2. a body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the german emigration.

Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
(synonym) out-migration, expatriation
(hypernym) migration
(derivation) emigrate
Emigration Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The movement of people out of their native land to other countries.
Glossary of Genealogy Terms
The process of leaving one's home country to live in another country
Emigration Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
The departure of individuals from a given area
Emigration Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Emigration is the act of leaving one's country or region with the intent to settle permanently in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement in general is termed migration. There are many reasons why people might choose to emigrate; these reasons can be divided into "pull" factors and "push" factors. Better economic opportunity is an example of a "pull" factor, as is a quest for a better climate. Fears of poverty or of religious or political discrimination are "push" factors. Seeking refuge from conditions not directly of one's making is interim to possible emigration.

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