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English definition of “emigration”

emigration

noun [U]     /ˌemɪˈɡreɪʃən/
the process of leaving a country in order to live permanently in another country: The switch from emigration to immigration in Portugal has largely been caused by its economic growth. → Compare immigration → See also net emigration
(Definition of emigration noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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