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Definition of "emigration" []

  • The act of emigrating; movement of a person or persons out of a country or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence. (noun)
  • A body of emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration. (noun)

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Use "emigration" in a sentence
  • "The provisional IPS estimate of long-term emigration from the UK in the year to June 2009 is 371,000, similar to the 363,000 in the year to June 2008."
  • "They insist that the division of benefits and burders that results from a regime of individual employment contracts on a free market under conditions of free trade and free migration, both immigration and emigration, is legitimate."
  • "In the 19th Century, white Northerners were highly averse to black emigration from the South."