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Origin of export

1475–85; <Latin exportāre to carry out, bear away, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + portāre to carry, bear

OTHER WORDS FROM export

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How to use export in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for export

export

noun (ˈɛkspɔːt)
(often plural)
  1. goods (visible exports) or services (invisible exports) sold to a foreign country or countries
  2. (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
Compare import

Derived forms of export

exportable, adjectiveexportability, nounexporter, noun

Word Origin for export

C15: from Latin exportāre to carry away, from portāre to carry
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