Definition of Immigration
Example of Immigration
- American English – /im-uh-grAY-shuhn/
- British English – /im-i-grAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌɪməˈgreɪʃən/
- British English – /ɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən/
- Plural: immigrations
- You immigrate into a new country and emigrate from your home country.
- You can remember this distinction by thinking “Exit” for emigration and “Into” for immigration.
- Immigration is a type of migration which is typically is viewed as transitory (i.e. moving from place to place with the seasons); immigration along with emigration are generally permanent.
- Also called in-migration.
- The (adjective) immigratory or (adjective) immigrational patterns of (noun) immigrants (verb) immigrating are studied by demographers.
- birth rate
- mortality rate
- population composition
- world-systems theory
- zero population growth
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