Definitions

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  • adj. Not exportable.

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  • adj. not suitable for export

Etymologies

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un- +‎ exportable

Examples

  • Pay equity may frighten employers who've depended on cheap female labor, much of it in unexportable care work, but if women were paid more, they'd spend more -- revenue neutral for the economy but an important corrective to the current gender power-imbalance.

    Elizabeth Gregory: Remember Mama?

  • This reminds me of waaay back in the day when the government labeled encryption to be an unexportable munition.

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  • Scheuer works within the realm of American exceptionalism with one major qualification, "American democracy and republicanism are unique and largely unexportable. [italics added]" The theme of "arrogance ... ignorance and naiveté" of the elite is reiterated for American leaders "trying to install America's system in devoutly Islamic lands."

    Marching Toward Hell - Book Review

  • These are the unexportable kind at Walmart (the nation's largest employer), McDonald's or menial hotel or restaurant services (plus those strawberry and cabbage pickers) with few or no benefits and often little chance to organize in unions for higher pay, better benefits and worker protection.

    WAR ON IMMIGRANTS

  • The video is one example of the breadth of outsourcing, which has come to include the kind of highly specialized skills - like microchip design, which I.B.M. contracted to an Indian company in 2005 - that were once considered unexportable.

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  • More in Ahmad is already known as the godmother of the new Malaysian digital cinema, and Mukhsin's May premiere at MoMA (as the first of Ahmad's films to receive a weeklong engagement in New York) marked another notable stateside appearance of the Malaysian new wave - which, despite festival acclaim, has seemed all but unexportable, "writes

    GreenCine Daily

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