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Verb: import  'im,port
  1. Bring in from abroad
  2. (computing) transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
  3. Indicate or signify
    - spell
Noun: import  'im,port
  1. Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    - importation
  2. An imported person brought from a foreign country
    "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden";
    - importee
  3. The message that is intended, expressed or signified
    "the import of his announcement was ambiguous";
    - meaning, significance, signification
  4. A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    "the import of his remark became clear only later";
    - significance, implication
  5. Having important effects or influence
    "decisions of great import are made by the president himself";
    - consequence, moment

Derived forms: imports, importing, imported

Type of: alien, commodity, content, foreigner, good, intend, mean, meaning, merchandise, merchandize, message, noncitizen, outlander, significance, subject matter, substance, trade, trade good, transfer

Antonym: export, inconsequence

Encyclopedia: Import