Definition of “export” - English Dictionary

“export” in British English

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exportverb

uk /ɪkˈspɔːt/ us /ˈek.spɔːrt/

B2 [ I or T ] to send goods to another country for sale:

French cheeses are exported to many different countries.
Our clothes sell 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 large amount of it to a different part of the computer's memory or to another device.

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exportable
adjective uk /ɪkˈspɔː.tə.bəl/ us /ɪkˈspɔːr.t̬ə.bəl/

The value of the new television technology to the company is that it is highly exportable (= can be sold in other countries).
exportation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌek.spɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌek.spɔːrˈteɪ.ʃən/

These crates have been packed for exportation (= to be sent for sale in other countries).

exportnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈek.spɔːt/ us /ˈek.spɔːrt/

B2 a product that you sell in another country, or the business of sending goods to another country in order to sell them there:

Coffee is one of Brazil's main exports.
We plan to increase our exports over the next five years.
The export of ivory is now strictly controlled.
India grows tea for export.
We are planning to develop our 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 send goods to another country for sale or use:

[ T ] Chile exports a large amount 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 sending goods 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 /ɪkˈspɔːt/ us

[ I or T ] COMMERCE, ECONOMICS to send goods 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 exchange rate is making it difficult for farms and factories to export.
Oil companies had contracts with an exporting countries that fixed prices 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 educational model 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 storage space 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 right tools 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/ /-ˈspɔːrṱə-/

The value of the new television technology to the company is that it is highly exportable to other countries.

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exportnoun

uk /ˈekspɔːt/ us 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 exports
increase/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 sending goods to another country in order to sell them there:

the export of sth The ruling banned 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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