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verb [transitive]     import pronunciation in American English
/ɪmˈpɔrt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyimport
he/she/itimports
present participleimporting
past tenseimported
past participleimported
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  1. 1
    economics to buy a product from another country and bring it to your country

    Germany imports clothing, textiles, and leather goods from Pakistan.

    We import most of our coal from other countries.

    1. a.
      to introduce and use words, ideas, etc. from other countries or cultures

      It’s another example of U.S. fashion designers importing new styles from Italy and Greece.

  2. 2
    computing to move information from one file or program into another
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