[ verb ik-spawrt, -spohrt, ek-spawrt, -spohrt; noun, adjective ek-spawrt, -spohrt ]
/ verb ɪkˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt, ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt; noun, adjective ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt /
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
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
ex·port·a·ble, adjectiveex·port·a·bil·i·ty, nounex·port·er, nounnon·ex·port·a·ble, adjective
su·per·ex·port, nounsu·per·ex·port, verb (used with object)un·ex·port·a·ble, adjectiveun·ex·port·ed, adjectiveun·ex·port·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exportability
- goods (visible exports) or services (invisible exports) sold to a foreign country or countries
- (as modifier)an export licence; export finance
verb (ɪkˈspɔːt, ˈɛkspɔːt)
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
Derived Formsexportable, adjectiveexportability, nounexporter, noun
Word Origin for export
C15: from Latin exportāre to carry away, from portāre to carry
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