As nouns the difference between immigration and transmutation
is that immigration
is while transmutation
is (obsolete) change, alteration.
The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
(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:
(physics) The actual transformation of one element into another by a nuclear reaction.
- The transmutation of metals was secondary to the main aim, which was the spiritual transformation of the adept.