|Origin:||importare, from portare 'to carry'|
to bring a product from one country into another so that it can be sold there [≠ export]:
In 2001, Britain exported more cars than it imported.
import something from something
All the meat is imported from France.
to introduce something new or different in a place where it did not previously exist:
The unusual designs were probably imported from Iran.
import something to/into something
The US comedy format was gradually imported to UK screens.
to move information from one computer to another [≠ export]
import something from/into something
You can now import graphics from other applications.