ex·​por·​ta·​tion | \ ˌek-ˌspȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce exportation (audio) , -spər- \

Definition of exportation

: the act of exporting also : a commodity exported

Examples of exportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts also say exportation has become deeply ingrained in the supply chain, down to the farm level. Kyle Bagenstose, USA TODAY, "As leaders warned of US meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued," 16 June 2020 The president of Guatemala said the Trump administration’s deportation of Guatemalan citizens amounted to the exportation of coronavirus cases. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "US exporting coronavirus through deportations, says Guatemalan president," 22 May 2020 The complaint continued: Dr. Bright reiterated that the United States had a significant shortage and raised concerns that the exportation of masks further depleted an already inadequate supply. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump admin’s botched pandemic response detailed in whistleblower complaint," 6 May 2020 As part of his platform, Myers wants to built on Indiana's exportation of medical and health care supplies. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Biden campaign calls Pence visit to Indiana ventilator factory an undeserved victory lap," 29 Apr. 2020 In 1860, Houston became a railroad hub for the exportation of what product? Houston Chronicle, "Test yourself on Houston history with this quiz," 17 Mar. 2020 Plus, multinational fruit companies had no other disease-resistant variety available that could be ready quickly for mass exportation. Time, "What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana," 18 Nov. 2019 The lawsuit was a test for a growing movement to prohibit the plundering and exportation of national art treasures from underdeveloped nations. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "When a scandal over looted Cypriot mosaics was traced to a Carmel art dealer," 26 Dec. 2019 Lee: There are three stages: culture creation, culture expansion, and culture exportation. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "SM Entertainment A&R Chris Lee Talks 'Cultural Technology' & Creating K-Pop Hits," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of exportation

1601, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Exportation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exportation. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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