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emigration

[em-i-grey-shuh n] /ˌɛm ɪˈgreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of emigrating.
2.
a body of emigrants; emigrants collectively.
3.
Physiology, diapedesis.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin ēmīgrātiōn- (stem of ēmīgrātiō) removal. See emigrate, -ion
Related forms
emigrational, adjective
nonemigration, noun
reemigration, noun
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Examples for emigration
  • Even so, it is questionable that increased prosperity would slow rates of emigration.
  • Perhaps the island is being affected by immigration or emigration.
  • Population size is determined by four general factors: natality, mortality, immigration and emigration.
  • The benefits from emigration is a cushion to mitigate the pain caused by emigration.
  • emigration could relieve some of the pressure that's sure to slam down in the decades ahead.
  • While immigration policies attract a lot of attention, emigration policies receive little.
  • Interesting, but a more relevant figure would be one tied to emigration and household formation.
  • In the coming decades, the next lot of emigration countries will grow richer and older too.
  • It is far from obvious that such emigration presents a net negative to the country of origin.
  • Economic decline and political uncertainty since its break-up has resulted in high emigration.
British Dictionary definitions for emigration

emigration

/ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of emigrating
2.
emigrants considered collectively
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Word Origin and History for emigration
emigration
1649, from L.L. emigrationem (nom. emigratio) "removal from a place," from L. emigrare "move away, depart from a place," from ex- "out" + migrare "to move" (see migration). Emigrant first recorded 1754.
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emigration in Medicine

emigration em·i·gra·tion (ěm'ĭ-grā'shən)
n.
The passage of white blood cells through the walls of small blood vessels.

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