What does importation mean?

Definitions for importation
ˌɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-im·por·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. importing, importationnoun

    the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country

  2. import, importationnoun

    commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country


  1. importationnoun

    The act or an instance of importing.

  2. importationnoun

    The act or an instance of carrying or conveying, especially into some system, place, area or country.

  3. importationnoun

    That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Importationnoun

    The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country from abroad.

    Etymology: from import.

    The king's reasonable profit should not be neglected upon importation and exportation. Francis Bacon.

    These mines fill the country with greater numbers of people than it would be able to bear, without the importation of corn from foreign parts. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The emperor has forbidden the importation of their manufactures into any part of the empire. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. importation

    An import is the receiving country in an export from the sending country. Importation and exportation are the defining financial transactions of international trade.In international trade, the importation and exportation of goods are limited by import quotas and mandates from the customs authority. The importing and exporting jurisdictions may impose a tariff (tax) on the goods. In addition, the importation and exportation of goods are subject to trade agreements between the importing and exporting jurisdictions.


  1. importation

    Importation is the process of bringing goods, services, or information from one country into another country in a manner that satisfies the receiving country's legal requirements. This typically involves a range of transactions, including commercial goods, personal items, or anything transferred from one country to another. It is the opposite of exportation, which is the act of sending goods or services to another country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importationverb

    the act of carrying, conveying, or delivering

  2. Importationverb

    the act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; -- opposed to exportation

  3. Importationverb

    that which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. importation. See Import, v. t.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. importation

    Being exactly the reverse of export, exportation, and exporter, refer to those terms, and take the opposite meaning. To import is therefore to bring commodities into a country for the purpose of traffic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of importation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of importation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of importation in a Sentence

  1. Jamie McGoldrick:

    Restrictions on importation, the banking sector, central bank, the systems that were in place before which were broken anyway are now completely exhausted.

  2. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    If Ryan will not lead and reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East without assurances that we can separate refugees from terrorists, then Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead.

  3. Emily Pieracci:

    Since 2015 there been three separate importations of rabid dogs. All of these dogs were rescue dogs that had what appeared to be valid rabies vaccination certification on importation.

  4. Nicholas Mapa:

    In the near term, we can only hope to mitigate price pressures with increased supply either through importation or … local harvest. We are getting a harvest in the first quarter so hopefully that should help alleviate the situation.

  5. Gauden Galea:

    We would want countries to focus on the mitigation efforts of identifying the possible importation of cases and responding to any domestic outbreak.

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