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Definition of Immigration

Babylon English

act of coming to a country in order to take up permanent residence, act of settling in a new country
Immigration Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
  
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immigration
\im"mi*gra"tion\ (?), n. [cf. f. immigration.] the act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. the immigrations of the arabians into europe. warton.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
(synonym) in-migration
(hypernym) migration
(hyponym) aliyah
(derivation) immigrate
2. the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval; "the increased immigration strengthened the colony"
(hypernym) body
(derivation) immigrate
Immigration Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The settlement of people into a country in which they were not born.
Immigration Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there. Immigration is a result of a number of factors, including economic and/or political reasons, family re-unification, natural disasters or the wish to change one's surroundings voluntarily.

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Immigration Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The entry of foreign nationals into a country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence.