[verb ik-spawrt, -spohrt, ek-spawrt, -spohrt; noun, adjective ek-spawrt, -spohrt]
- to ship (commodities) to other countries or places for sale, exchange, etc.
- to send or transmit (ideas, institutions, etc.) to another place, especially to another country.
- Computers. to save (documents, data, etc.) in a format usable by another software program.
- to ship commodities to another country for sale, exchange, etc.
- the act of exporting; exportation: the export of coffee.
- something that is exported; an article exported: Coffee is a major export of Colombia.
- of or relating to the exportation of goods or to exportable goods: export duties.
- produced for export: an export beer.
Origin of export
1475–85; < Latin exportāre to carry out, bear away, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + portāre to carry, bear
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Examples from the Web for exportable
Nothing that is not exportable has any real value, for nothing can be turned into money.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.
The remaining difficulty is the disposition of exportable wheat.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge
What are the causes deciding the exportable articles of any nation, and their order of precedence in Export?Principles of Political Economy
Arthur Latham Perry
A large proportion of the exportable produce of Canada is obliged to seek a market in the United States.The Canadian Dominion
Oscar D. Skelton
Minerals of which our exportable surplus is not an important factor in world trade.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- (often plural)
- goods (visible exports) or services (invisible exports) sold to a foreign country or countries
- (as modifier)an export licence; export finance
- to sell (goods or services) or ship (goods) to a foreign country or countries
- (tr) to transmit or spread (an idea, social institution, etc) abroad
C15: from Latin exportāre to carry away, from portāre to carry
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Word Origin and History for exportable
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