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emigration Line breaks: emi|gra¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃn/

Definition of emigration in English:


[mass noun]
The act of leaving one’s own country to settle permanently in another; moving abroad: mass emigration from Ireland to the United States
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  • The sale of fields, followed by the sale of the farm itself, and William's emigration to the USA suddenly made sense.
  • There can hardly be a family in Ireland which did not lose sons or daughters to emigration during the 1950s.
  • Tens of thousands sought emigration abroad every year in the years immediately following the crackdown.
moving abroad, moving overseas, expatriation, departure, withdrawal, migration, evacuation;
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