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Definition of export verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    export

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they export
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrt//
     
    he / she / it exports
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrts//
     
    past simple exported
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrtɪd//
     
    past participle exported
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form exporting
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspɔːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspɔːrtɪŋ//
     
    Economy
     
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] export (something) (to somebody) to sell and send goods to another country The islands export sugar and fruit. 90% of the engines are exported to Europe. See related entries: Economy
  2. 2[transitive] export something (+ adv./prep.) to introduce an idea or activity to another country or area American pop music has been exported around the world.
  3. 3 [transitive] export something (computing) to send data to another program, changing its form so that the other program can read it
  4. opposite import
    Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘take away’): from Latin exportare, from ex- ‘out’ + portare ‘carry’. Current senses date from the 17th cent.Extra examples Last year 2 000 birds were exported from the island. The country exports sugar to Europe. The local wine was widely exported. a French breed of cattle that has been exported widely illegally exported works of art
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