ex·​por·​ta·​tion ˌek-ˌspȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce exportation (audio)
: the act of exporting
also : a commodity exported

Examples of exportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But weeks later, word got back to them: The Egyptian authorities had nonetheless approved the new Brazilian slaughterhouse for exportation to Egypt — without the Brazilian Embassy ever having made a request. Marina Dias, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 The Colombian government will cover the costs of sterilization, and probably the costs of euthanasia, but exportation would be paid for by the zoos or sanctuaries importing the hippos, Muhamad told Nature. Nature Magazine, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2023 The United States’ exportation of these two ideas is radicalizing men and women across the globe, prompting foreign governments to take steps to protect their citizens. Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware, Foreign Affairs, 19 Sep. 2023 The measure went into effect in December 2022, prohibiting the importation, exportation, selling and private ownership of big cats as pets, including cubs. Kara Nelson, CNN, 1 Oct. 2023 Additionally, the Endangered Species Act prohibits the importation, exportation, sale and transportation of threatened and endangered species. Celeste McCauley, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Many of the fish don't survive from capture to exportation. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 The federal government is looking to ban importation and exportation of a species of a tropical fish that conservation groups have long said is exploited by the pet trade. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 Introduced in Congress last month, the bipartisan bill would add horses to a law that permanently bans the sale of dog and cat meat for human consumption in the U.S. and the exportation of animals for the same purpose. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exportation was in 1601

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“Exportation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exportation. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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