Immigration vs Transmutation - What's the difference?

immigration | transmutation |


As nouns the difference between immigration and transmutation

is that immigration is while transmutation is (obsolete) change, alteration.

immigration

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
  • transmutation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Change, alteration.
  • The conversion of one thing into something else; transformation.
  • (alchemy) Specifically, the supposed transformation of one element into another, especially of a base metal into gold.
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 261:
  • The transmutation of metals was secondary to the main aim, which was the spiritual transformation of the adept.
  • (physics) The actual transformation of one element into another by a nuclear reaction.