Definition of immigration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌiməˈɡrāSH(ə)n/


1The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country: patterns of immigration from the Indian sub-continent to Britain
More example sentences
  • This is also the generation who suffered most at the brutal application of immigration laws.
  • The second great problem in immigration and illegal trafficking in people.
  • The screening of this film will be followed by a discussion on illegal immigration.
1.1The place at an airport or country’s border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country.
Example sentences
  • Admittedly it took a little while at immigration but that was just checking passports.
  • Late that night we cleared immigration and added an observer to the crew.
  • I tried to plead with immigration to see if we could come to an understanding.

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Syllabification: im·mi·gra·tion

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