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noun import pronunciation in American English /ˈɪmˌpɔrt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] economics a product from another country, that is bought with money from your country

    China must produce more food to reduce its reliance on imports.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of buying and bringing in products from other countries

      controls on the import of meat

  2. 2
    [uncountable] very formal the importance or meaning of something

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