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Definition of import verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɪmpɔrt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they import
    he / she / it imports
    past simple imported
    -ing form importing
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  1. 1to bring a product, a service, an idea, etc. into one country from another import something The country has to import most of its raw materials. import something (from…) (into…) goods imported from Japan into the U.S. customs imported from the West
  2. 2import something (from…) (into…) (computing) to get data from another program, changing its form so that the program you are using can read it opposite export
  3. importation
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  4. NAmE//ˌɪmpɔrˈteɪʃn//
    noun [uncountable, countable] synonym import a ban on the importation of ivory
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