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 The exportation of ammonia, which could be used as fertilizer, could help stabilize a growing crisis as prices soar during a shortage resulting from Russia and Ukraine’s difficulty getting the product to market due to the Russia’s invasion. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 15 Sep. 2022 One character the team are already considering for exportation to America is Alan Partridge, the cringe-inducing television host character created by Coogan over thirty years ago. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 17 Aug. 2022 In April, President Biden signed an executive order prohibiting new investment in Russia by U.S. companies and prohibiting exportation of services. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 27 July 2022 The report comes after the United Nations warned the war could lead to famine because of a Russian naval blockade in the Black Sea that has prevented the exportation of millions of tons of Ukrainian grain. Madeline Halpert, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Those countries will also be able to export the vaccines to other developing countries; however, re-exportation of the vaccines will not be allowed. David Meyer, Fortune, 17 June 2022 Ukrainian human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova, in a Facebook post, repeated the comparison, and called the exportation of grain from occupied areas a violation of the Geneva Conventions. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Then the refined products get shipped around the world, which counts as other-petroleum-product exportation. Dominic Pino, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Availability dropped as a consequence, but in reality, Iranian oil exportation only dropped by a small percentage. al, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of exportation

1601, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2022

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“Exportation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exportation. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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