importation

noun im·por·ta·tion \ ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən , -pər- \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of importation

1 : the act or practice of importing
2 : something imported

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First Known Use of importation

circa 1558

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IMPORTATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of importation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of importing products


IMPORTATION Defined for Kids

importation

noun im·por·ta·tion \ ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of importation for Students

: the act or practice of bringing into a country
  • importation of goods


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