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Definition of Import

Import

  1. To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
  2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
  3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
  4. To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
  5. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
  6. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
  7. Importance; weight; consequence.

Import Quotations

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Aristotle

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
William James

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Henry Miller

Facebook is inherently viral. There are lots of sites that include a contact importer, and for lots of them it doesn't really make sense. For Facebook it fits so well. It wasn't until a few years in that we started building some tools that made it easier to import friends to the site. That was a huge thing that spiked growth.
Mark Zuckerberg

Everybody thinks that when new technologies come along that they're transparent and you can just do your job well on it. But technologies always import a whole new set of values with them.
Brian Eno
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Import Translations

import in Afrikaans is invoer
import in Dutch is importeren, invoeren
import in French is implanter, importons, importent, importez
import in German is Einfuhr, importieren
import in Italian is importare, importo, introdurren, importazione
import in Swedish is importera, import

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