Definition of Emigration
Example of Emigration
- American English – /em-uh-grAY-shuhn/
- British English – /e-mi-grAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌɛməˈgreɪʃən/
- British English – /ɛmɪˈɡreɪʃən/
- Plural: emigrations
- You emigrate when you leave your home country and immigrate to your new country.
- You can remember this distinction by thinking “Exit” for emigration and “Into” for immigration.
- Emigration is a type of migration which is typically viewed as transitory (i.e., moving from place to place with the seasons); emigration along with immigration are generally permanent.
- Also called:
- The (adjective) emigratory or (adjective) emigrational patterns of (noun) emigrants (verb) emigrating are studied by demographers.
- Word origin of “emigration” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- mortality rate
- population composition
- world-systems theory
- zero population growth
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