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  1. im·mi·gra·tion
    IPA[ˌiməˈɡrāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country:

      patterns of immigration from the Indian sub-continent to Britain
    • 2. the place at an airport or country's border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: immigration

    • noun

      the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country:

      the place at an airport or country's border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country:

    • noun

      a method for regulating the number of people entering a country:

      the place at an airport or country's border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country:

    • plural

      the government agencies that are responsible for controlling immigration:
    • noun

      the government department concerned with regulating entry into a country:
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