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importation

noun
     
Related topics: Economics
im‧por‧ta‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] formal the act of bringing something new or different to a place where it did not previously exist, or something that arrives in this way
importation of
restrictions on the importation of American movies
2 [uncountable] technicalPE the business of bringing things into a country from other countries in order to sell them [= import]
importation of
a law prohibiting the importation of tuna

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