immigratory

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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immigrate (ˈɪmɪˌɡreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) Compare emigrate to come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there
2.  (intr) (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area
3.  (tr) to introduce or bring in as an immigrant
 
[C17: from Latin immigrāre to go into, from im- + migrāre to move]
 
'immigratory
 
adj
 
'immigrator
 
n

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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