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Meaning of “export” in the English Dictionary

"export" in British English

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exportverb

uk   /ɪkˈspɔːt/  us   /ˈek.spɔːrt/
B2 [I or T] to ​sendgoods to another ​country for ​sale: Frenchcheeses are exported to many different ​countries. Our ​clothessell so well in this ​country that we have no need to export.
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[T] to put something from one ​country into use in other ​countries: American ​culture has been exported all over the ​world. [T] If you export ​information from a ​computer, you ​copy a ​largeamount of it to a different ​part of the computer's ​memory or to another ​device.

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exportable
adjective uk   /-ˈspɔː.tə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈspɔːr.t̬ə.bl̩/
The ​value of the new ​televisiontechnology to the ​company is that it is ​highly exportable (= can be ​sold in other ​countries).
exportation
noun [U] uk   /ˌek.spɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-spɔːr-/
These ​crates have been ​packed for exportation (= to be ​sent for ​sale in other ​countries).

exportnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈek.spɔːt/  us   /-spɔːrt/
B2 a ​product that you ​sell in another ​country, or the ​business of ​sendinggoods to another ​country in ​order to ​sell them there: Coffee is one of Brazil's main exports. We ​plan to ​increaseour exports over the next five ​years. The export ofivory is now ​strictlycontrolled. Indiagrowstea for export. We are ​planning to ​developour export market/​trade.

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(Definition of export from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"export" in American English

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exportverb [I/T]

 us   /ekˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt/
to ​sendgoods to another ​country for ​sale or use: [T] Chile exports a ​largeamount of ​copper to Japan.
exporter
noun [C]  us   /ekˈspɔr·t̬ər, -ˈspoʊr-/
Japan is a ​major exporter of ​cars.

exportnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈek·spɔrt, -spoʊrt/
something ​sold and taken out of a ​country and into another: [C] Coffee is one of Brazil’s ​main exports. Export is also the ​business of ​sendinggoods to another ​country in ​order to ​sell them there.
(Definition of export from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"export" in Business English

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exportverb

uk   us   /ɪkˈspɔːt/
[I or T] COMMERCE, ECONOMICS to ​sendgoods to another country for ​sale: Last ​year, the US exported $93 million ​worth of wine.export sth to sth French cheeses are exported to many different countries. The ​exchangerate is making it difficult for ​farms and ​factories to export. Oil ​companies had ​contracts with an exporting countries that ​fixedprices and ​volumes.
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[T] to put something from one country into use in other countries: export sth to sth He believes the state's ​educationalmodel can be exported to other ​states. American ​culture has been exported all over the ​world.
[T] IT to ​copy a large ​amount of ​information on a ​computer either to a different ​part of the computer's ​storagespace or to another ​form of ​storage such as a CD, so that it can be used for a different ​purpose: If they had all the ​righttools on the same ​platform they would not need to export ​data.export sth to/into sth The only way to do this is to export the ​data into a ​spreadsheet.export sth from sth This ​article tells you how to ​import and export ​files from UNIX to other ​systems.
exportable
adjective /ɪkˈspɔːtəbl̩/  us /-ˈspɔːrṱə-/
The ​value of the new ​televisiontechnology to the ​company is that it is ​highly exportable to other countries.
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exportnoun

uk   us   /ˈekspɔːt/ COMMERCE, ECONOMICS, TRANSPORT
[C, usually plural] a ​product that you ​sell in another country: Coffee is one of Brazil's ​main exports. oil/​arms/beef exportsincrease/boost/promote exports We ​plan to ​increase our exports over the next five ​years. ban/halt/​control exports a decline/​growth in exports
[ U] the ​activity or ​business of ​sendinggoods to another country in ​order to ​sell them there: the export of sth The ​rulingbanned the export of ​live cattle. Most of their ​crops are ​grown for export. an export ​company/​business
(Definition of export from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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