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import

verb
 
 
/ɪmˈpɔːt/
[I or T] COMMERCE to bring a product into a country from another country, especially in order to sell it: In some large chains, more than 80% of all produce is imported. For four consecutive quarters, the country has exported more than it has imported.import sth from/into sth We can undercut British showroom prices by up to 30% by importing cars from cheaper European markets. Some of the Chinese cars being imported into European countries use electrical components from Germany. Machinery products must comply with the safety regulations of the importing countries.
[T] to introduce new goods, customs, or ideas to one country from another: The Brazilian-owned steel company has become one of the two biggest employers in town, importing a new management style and fresh capital to the area.
[T] IT to copy information from one computer or computer program to another: The images can be imported directly into the page layout. →  Compare export verb
importable adjective
(Definition of import verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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