Import

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Definition

to import: to bring in, to buy in, to introduce to a country
verb
We imported these lamps from China because they are cheaper than the lamps made here.

an import: a product that has been brought in from another country
noun
Try out these new imports from Amsterdam. They are better than the same thing made here.

Examples

  • "Icarus : Mr. Oléré, in your latest shipment you've got oils from Tasmania, Edelweiss extract imported from Austria, and 700 thoraxes from the African honey bee!"
  • "Mrs Lee : Import?"
  • "No longer is our economy driven by gold mining, the logging industry, and import and export, as it was just two centuries ago."
  • "Mrs. Lee : Import?"
  • "However a boycott of imported and remotely-produced goods would be simply irrational."
  • "Would you have to import raw materials?"
  • "Delavigne imports most of its materials from Asia, and it's obvious that we do this to cut costs."

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