immigration

[im-i-grey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of immigrating.
2.
a group or number of immigrants.

Origin:
1650–60; im-1 + migration

immigrational, immigratory [im-uh-gruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
anti-immigration, adjective
nonimmigration, noun
preimmigration, noun
proimmigration, adjective
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immigration (ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the movement of non-native people into a country in order to settle there
2.  the part of a port, airport, etc where government employees examine the passports, visas, etc of foreign nationals entering the country
 
immi'grational
 
adj

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immigration
1650s, from immigrate. As short for "immigration authorities," from 1966.
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Example sentences for immigration
This immigration is considered to be the beginning of the modern settlement of
  israel.
The central political issue addressed by the speech was not immigration as
  such, however.
Some components such as illegal immigration could only be estimated
  approximately.
In the wake of world war ii, immigration preferences favored family
  reunification.
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