Definition of emigration in English:

emigration

noun

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’
    • ‘The demise of our fishing industry in recent years has resulted in constant high unemployment and emigration from our islands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Famine and disease had ravished and dispirited the people and emigration had drained the land of most of its youth.’
    • ‘This is good news for the town, which had lost so much of its population through emigration over the years.’
    • ‘This is aggravated by the usual level of emigration of young people leaving for higher education and not returning.’
    • ‘Even the postcolonial government organized the emigration of its citizens to Europe and elsewhere.’
    • ‘Tens of thousands sought emigration abroad every year in the years immediately following the crackdown.’
    moving abroad, moving overseas, expatriation, departure, withdrawal, migration, evacuation
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

emigration

/ˌɛmɪˈɡreɪʃn/