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IMMIGRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immigration mean? 

IMMIGRATION (noun)
  The noun IMMIGRATION has 2 senses:

1. migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
2. the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval

  Familiarity information: IMMIGRATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMMIGRATION (noun)


Sense 1immigration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

immigration; in-migration

Hypernyms ("immigration" is a kind of...):

migration (the movement of persons from one country or locality to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immigration"):

aliyah ((Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel)


Sense 2immigration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the increased immigration strengthened the colony

Hypernyms ("immigration" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)


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