[im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-]
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Origin of importation

First recorded in 1595–1605; import + -ation
Related formso·ver·im·por·ta·tion, nounpre·im·por·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for importation


  1. the act, business, or process of importing goods or services
  2. an imported product or service
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Word Origin and History for importation

c.1600; see import (v.) + -ation.

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