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em·i·grate

 (ĕm′ĭ-grāt′)
intr.v. em·i·grat·ed, em·i·grat·ing, em·i·grates
To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.

[Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

em′i·gra′tion (ĕm′ĭ-grā′shən) n.
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emigration

(ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən)
n
1. (Sociology) the act or an instance of emigrating
2. (Sociology) emigrants considered collectively
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Emigration

 emigrants collectively, 1863.
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emigration

immigrationmigration
1. 'emigrate', 'emigration', 'emigrant'

If you emigrate, you leave your own country and go to live permanently in another country.

He received permission to emigrate to Canada.
He had emigrated from Germany in the early 1920's.

People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. However, these words are less frequent than immigrant and immigration.

2. 'immigrate', 'immigration', 'immigrant'

If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country permanently.

They immigrated to Israel.

However, it is more common to say that someone emigrates from a country than to say that someone immigrates to a country.

People that leave their own country to live in another country are called immigrants.

The company employs several immigrants.

The process by which people come to live in a country is called immigration.

The government has changed its immigration policy.
3. 'migrate', 'migration', 'migrant'

When people migrate, they temporarily move to another place, usually a city or another country, in order to find work.

The only solution people can see is to migrate.
Millions have migrated to the cities.

This process is called migration.

New jobs are encouraging migration from the cities of the north.

People who migrate are called migrants or migrant workers.

She was a migrant looking for a place to live.
In South America there are three million migrant workers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)emigration - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
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emigration

noun departure, removal, migration, exodus, relocation, resettlement the huge emigration of workers to the West
Quotations
"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time" [John Berger And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos]
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emigration

noun
Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
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Translations
هِجْرَه
emigrationudvandring
flutningur úr landi
emigrácia
izseljevanje

emigration

[ˌemɪˈgreɪʃən] Nemigración f
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emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃən] némigration f
emigration to Australia → émigration f en Australie
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emigration

nAuswanderung f; (esp for political reasons) → Emigration f
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emigration

[ˌɛmɪˈgreɪʃn] nemigrazione f
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emigrate

(ˈemigreit) verb
to leave one's country and settle in another. Many doctors have emigrated from Britain to America.
ˈemigrant noun, adjective
(a person) emigrating or having emigrated. The numbers of emigrants are increasing; emigrant doctors.
ˌemiˈgration noun
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em·i·gra·tion

n. emigración o migración, escape tal como el de leucocitos a través de las paredes de los capilares y las venas.
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References in classic literature ?
"I have met with the man for my purpose--an old college friend of mine, now partner in a firm of ship-owners, largely concerned in emigration.
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
He had the most extraordinary notions about this European exodus and came at last to consider the whole nation as packing up for emigration to France.
As many of these people brought their families with them, their departure resembled a perfect emigration.
"The fact that a band of 6,000 Indians are now murdering our frontiersmen at their impudent leisure, and that we are only able to send 1,200 soldiers against them, is utilized here to discourage emigration to America.
Only, during the respite the absence of his rival afforded him, he reflected, partly on the means of deceiving Mercedes as to the cause of his absence, partly on plans of emigration and abduction, as from time to time he sat sad and motionless on the summit of Cape Pharo, at the spot from whence Marseilles and the Catalans are visible, watching for the apparition of a young and handsome man, who was for him also the messenger of vengeance.
Under these limitations, I have ever considered my family as American by origin, European by emigration, and restored to its paternal soil by the mutations and calculations of industry and trade.
Angel's original intention had not been emigration to Brazil but a northern or eastern farm in his own country.
In this emigration I exceedingly lamented the loss of the fire which I had obtained through accident and knew not how to reproduce it.
'Pray, have you thought about that emigration proposal of mine?'
"I know nothing about these questions," said Sir Charles, with an air of conclusiveness; "but I see no objection to emigration" The fact is," said Trefusis, "the idea of emigration is a dangerous one for us.
"And we turned off at Fort Hall, where the Oregon emigration went north'ard, and swung south for Californy," was his way of concluding the narrative of that arduous journey.