non-immigrant

immigrant

[im-i-gruhnt]
noun
1.
a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
2.
an organism found in a new habitat.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; < Latin immigrant- (stem of immigrāns), present participle of immigrāre to move into. See im-1, migrant

nonimmigrant, noun, adjective

emigrant, immigrant, migrant.
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immigrant (ˈɪmɪɡrənt)
 
n
1.  a.  Compare emigrant a person who comes to a country in order to settle there
 b.  (as modifier): an immigrant community
2.  an animal or plant that lives or grows in a region to which it has recently migrated

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immigrant
"one who immigrates," 1792, in an Amer.Eng. context, from L. immigrantem, prp. of immigrare (see immigrate). Emigrant is older.
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