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Definition of Immigration

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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
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Immigration is the movement of people into a destination country to which they are not native or do not possess its citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.

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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.