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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

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

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

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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
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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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