import VERB 1) bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad. 2) Computing transfer (data) into a file or document. 3) archaic indicate or signify.
NOUN 1) an imported article or service. 2) the action or process of importing. 3) the implied meaning of something. 4) importance.
DERIVATIVES importable adjective importation noun importer noun.
ORIGIN Latin importare 'bring in' .

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  • importation — (n.) c.1600; see IMPORT (Cf. import) (v.) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

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