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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To send or transport (a commodity, for example) abroad, especially for trade or sale.
  • transitive v. To cause the spread of (an idea, for example) in another part of the world; transmit.
  • transitive v. Computer Science To send (data) from one program to another: "You'll need to export your spreadsheet file into a desktop publishing program” ( Jon Pepper).
  • transitive v. Computer Science To use an application to store (data) on disk, usually for use by another program.
  • intransitive v. To send or transport abroad merchandise, especially for sale or trade.
  • n. Exportation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to exportation or exports
  • n. something that is exported
  • n. the act of exporting
  • v. to carry away
  • v. to sell (goods) to a foreign country
  • v. to cause to spread in another part of the world
  • v. : to send (data) from one program to another

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exporting; exportation.
  • n. That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports.
  • transitive v. To carry away; to remove.
  • transitive v. To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take or carry away.
  • Specifically To send to a distant point, as commodities; send for sale or exchange to other countries or places.
  • n. The act of exporting; exportation: as, to prohibit the export of grain.
  • n. That which is exported; a commodity carried from one place or country to another for sale: generally in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  • v. sell or transfer abroad
  • v. transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
  • v. cause to spread in another part of the world

Etymologies

Middle English exsport, from Latin exportāre : ex-, ex- + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exportare. (Wiktionary)

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