immigration

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Immigration is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: im‧mi‧gra‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
immigration

Plural
immigrations

  1. (uncountable) Immigration is the movement of people or animals into an area, usually a country.
    Immigration from the Caribbean makes up only 2 per cent of all immigrants.
    The government wants to tighten immigration controls, but it does not want to be seen as anti-foreign.
    In 1924 US legislation effectively placed a ban on Japanese immigration.

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