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"immigration" in British English

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immigrationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪm.ɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/
B2 the ​act of someone coming to ​live in a different ​country: There are ​strictlimits on immigration (into the ​country).B1 the ​process of ​examiningyourpassport and other ​documents to make ​certain that you can be ​allowed to ​enter the ​country, or the ​place where this is done: After you've been through immigration (​control), you can go and get ​yourluggage. immigration ​policy immigration ​officers

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(Definition of immigration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"immigration" in American English

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immigrationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪm·ɪˈɡreɪ·ʃən/
social studies the ​process by which ​people come in to a ​foreigncountry to ​live there, or the ​number of ​people coming in: Immigration ​increased by 25% last ​year.
(Definition of immigration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"immigration" in Business English

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immigrationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən/
the ​process of coming to a country in ​order to ​live in it permanently: Current immigration ​levels are ​driving the U.S. ​population to ​double this century. immigration law/lawyer/attorney An immigration ​lawyer can ​helpguide you through the immigration ​process.
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(also immigration control) the ​process of having your ​passport and other ​documentsofficiallychecked to make ​certain that you are ​allowed to ​enter the country, or the ​place where this is done: In the United Arab Emirates, ​identitycards can be used to go through ​passportcontrol at ​entry and ​exitpoints so that ​passengers can ​pass more smoothly through immigration.
(Definition of immigration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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