from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring back into a country (goods made from its exported raw materials).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or practice of importing again, or back to a place of origin; reimportation.
- n. A product which has been reimported.
- v. To import again.
- v. To import goods which have previously been exported, particularly pharmaceutical products, back into the country of origin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To import again; to import what has been exported; to bring back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring back.
- To import again; carry back to the country of exportation.
- n. Same as reimportation.
It sounds silly to "reimport" drugs that are marketed in the United States, but even with the added transaction costs, doing so is cheaper than buying them here.
Near the top of the agenda: an amendment from Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan that would have allowed U.S. pharmacies and drug wholesalers to "reimport" drugs from foreign countries.
The people with high willingness to pay just buy the drugs on the open market, whereas the people with low willingness to pay reimport.
We could, for example, allow Americans to reimport drugs from Canada.
This is convenient for a relatively small list of images; if you had 50,000 instead of 2000 you might choose to store just the file name and reimport the image when needed.
The amendment to allow consumers to reimport drugs from other approved countries fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass.
During the campaign, and I played this sound earlier today, candidate Obama was passionate, saying we need to renegotiate so that we can to reimport drugs from Canada if they're cheaper.
Regular readers will recall that the database for this site crashed bigtime in the first week of September 2006, and while no posts were lost, I chose to restart the database at square one rather than reimport everything into what appeared to be a fairly rickety structure.
Why shouldn't we be able to reimport drugs from Canada?
Importers, auctioneers and vehicle modifiers, however, say the reimport business has never been this good.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.