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Dictionary definition for: Import

1. (n) commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

2. (v) bring in from abroad

3. (n) an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden" "they are descendants of indentured importees"

4. (v) indicate or signify; "I''m afraid this spells trouble!"

5. (n) the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous"

6. (n) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later" "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"

7. (n) having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself" "virtue is of more moment that security"

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