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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or business of importing.
  • noun The condition or process of being imported.
  • noun Something imported; an import.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of importing, or of bringing in or introducing from another country or state: as, the importation of live stock: opposed to exportation.
  • noun One who or that which is brought from abroad; a person or thing brought into one country from another: as, the coachman was a recent importation; this umbrella is an importation.
  • noun The act of carrying or conveying; conveyance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.
  • noun The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; -- opposed to exportation.
  • noun That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or an instance of importing.
  • noun The act or an instance of carrying or conveying, especially into some system, place, area or country.
  • noun That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.

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

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
  • noun the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country

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