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import

1 noun
     
Related topics: Economics
im‧port1
1 [uncountable and countable]PE a product that is brought from one country into another so that it can be sold there, or the business of doing this [≠ export]:
a ban on beef imports
the abolition of import duties (=taxes)
import from
cheap imports from Asia
American demand for Japanese imports (=goods from Japan)
the import of electrical goods
2 [countable] something new or different that is brought to a place where it did not previously exist:
The beetle is thought to be a European import.
3 [uncountable] formal importance or meaning:
a matter of no great import

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