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im·por·ta·tion

 (ĭm′pôr-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or business of importing.
b. The condition or process of being imported.
2. Something imported; an import.

importation

(ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Commerce) the act, business, or process of importing goods or services
2. (Commerce) an imported product or service

im•por•ta•tion

(ˌɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-)

n.
1. the act of importing.
2. something imported.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.importation - the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
smuggling - secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due
2.importation - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign countryimportation - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
Translations
إسْتيراد
dovážení
import
innflutningur
dovážanie

importation

[ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən] Nimportación f

importation

[ˌɪmpɔːrˈteɪʃən] nimportation f

importation

nEinfuhr f, → Import m

importation

[ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃn] nimportazione f

import

(imˈpoːt) verb
to bring in (goods etc) from abroad usually for sale. We import wine from France.
(ˈimpoːt) noun
1. something which is imported from abroad. Our imports are greater than our exports.
2. the act of bringing in goods from abroad. the import of wine.
ˌimporˈtation noun
imˈporter noun
References in classic literature ?
The way China stopped the general use of opium was by stopping the cultivation and importation of opium.
So as the earth seemed a sea to him, in respect of the perpetual importation. It was truly observed by one, that himself came very hardly, to a little riches, and very easily, to great riches.
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or Duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
She got downstairs before me, and out into the garden, where she had seen her cousin performing some easy work; and when I went to bid them come to breakfast, I saw she had persuaded him to clear a large space of ground from currant and gooseberry bushes, and they were busy planning together an importation of plants from the Grange.
Is the importation of slaves permitted by the new Constitution for twenty years?
Ask him the grain output of Paraguay for 1903, or the English importation of sheetings into China for
No such importation of novelties could enrich their intellectual stores at present.
The single fat thing on the soil was Marian herself; and she was an importation. Of the three classes of village, the village cared for by its lord, the village cared for by itself, and the village uncared for either by itself or by its lord (in other words, the village of a resident squires's tenantry, the village of free or copy-holders, and the absentee-owner's village, farmed with the land) this place, Flintcomb-Ash, was the third.
At a little distance stood Minnie and the "garden-child," a minute importation, each holding either end of a long piece of bass.
New York, from the necessities of revenue, must lay duties on her importations. A great part of these duties must be paid by the inhabitants of the two other States in the capacity of consumers of what we import.
Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil, and those oppressed inferior beings by whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt the French and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this necessity arose by degrees the structure of our present English language, in which the speech of the victors and the vanquished have been so happily blended together; and which has since been so richly improved by importations from the classical languages, and from those spoken by the southern nations of Europe.
There were no shops, no workshops, no sign of importations among them.