importation

[ im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr- ]
/ ˌɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr- /

noun

the act of importing.
something imported.

Nearby words

  1. import,
  2. import quota,
  3. importance,
  4. importance of being earnest, the,
  5. important,
  6. imported currantworm,
  7. importee,
  8. importer,
  9. importunacy,
  10. importunate

Origin of importation

First recorded in 1595–1605; import + -ation

Related formso·ver·im·por·ta·tion, nounpre·im·por·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for importation

importation

/ (ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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

importation

n.

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

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