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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)
The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
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\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

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, especially as permanent residents or future citizens. Immigrants are motivated to leave their countries for a variety of reasons, including a desire for economic prosperity, political issues, family re-unification, escaping conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one's surroundings.

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