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importverb [T]

uk   /ɪmˈpɔːt/  us   /ˈɪm.pɔːrt/
B2 to buy or bring in products from another country: We import a large number of cars from Japan.
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to introduce new goods, customs, or ideas to one country from another: Jazz is an American modification of musical conventions imported from Europe. the spelling of imported words specialized computing to copy information from one computer or computer program to another: I need to import data from the database into this spreadsheet. imported files
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importation
noun [U] /ˌɪm·pɔˈteɪ·ʃən/  us /ˌɪm·pɔrˈteɪ·ʃən, -poʊr-/
He opposed efforts to allow the importation of prescription drugs from other countries.

importnoun

uk   /ˈɪm.pɔːt/  us   /-pɔːrt/

import noun (BRINGING IN)

C1 [C] goods bought by one country from another: restrictions on foreign importsC2 [U] (also importation) the action of bringing goods or fashions into a country: the illegal importation of drugs an import licence import duties
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import noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] formal importance or meaning: Whether it is to be a "working" visit or an "official" visit is of little/no import.
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