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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: exportare, from portare 'to carry'

export

2 verb
     
ex‧port2
1 [intransitive and transitive]BBT to sell goods to another country [≠ import]
export something (from somebody) to somebody
The company exports tuna to the US.
2 [transitive] to introduce an activity, idea etc to another place or country:
Italian food has been exported all over the world.
3TD [transitive] technical to move computer information from one computer to another, from one computer document to another, or from one piece of software to another [≠ import]
exportation noun [uncountable]
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