em·​i·​gra·​tion ˌe-mə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce emigration (audio)
plural emigrations
: an act or instance of emigrating : departure from a place of abode, natural home, or country for life or residence elsewhere
Further Chinese emigration to Taiwan was to be carefully limited.Jonathan D. Spence

Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emigration was in 1614

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“Emigration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emigration. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


em·​i·​gra·​tion ˌem-ə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce emigration (audio)
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