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Definition of "foreign-born" []

  • Foreign by birth; not native to the country in which one resides. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foreign-born" in a sentence
  • "Though all but two of the pastors are white, at an average worship service as many as 20 percent of the congregation are nonwhite and, according to internal surveys, new member classes draw between 12 and 17 percent foreign-born attendees."
  • "For instance, the data reveal that a foreign-born surgeon currently operating in Texas has an unusual number of patient deaths associated with an elective procedure."
  • "As of the 2000 Census, 22 percent of Lowell's population was foreign-born the national average throughout the U.S. is 11 percent."
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