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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

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

Medical tourism can be considered a kind of import: instead of the product coming to the consumer, as it does with cars or sneakers, the consumer is going to the product.
James Surowiecki

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

Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world. In some part, this is due to irrigation issues and inhospitable climes. Egypt's dependence on wheat is also partially because for decades it has been cheaper to import wheat, corn, soy and barley from the U.S. than to grow it locally.
Marcus Samuelsson

The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.
Dan Lipinski
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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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