importation

noun
im·​por·​ta·​tion | \ ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce importation (audio) , -pər- \

Definition of importation

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

Examples of importation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a complaint filed by the agency on Thursday, the machines were valued for importation purposes at $10,000 each, but were actually worth just $6,316 to $7,700 each. Fortune, 28 June 2022 The indictment in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York charges Hernández with cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices, and conspiracy to possess machine guns and destructive devices. Maria Santana, CNN, 10 May 2022 Hernández faces charges of cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices, and conspiracy to possess machine guns and destructive devices. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 21 Apr. 2022 Now, books printed in Russia and Belarus can no longer be imported, and special permission is required for the importation of books in Russian from any other countries. Lorraine Taylor, Fox News, 20 June 2022 For instance, the CDC quickly issued a ban on the importation of African rodents (dead or alive), including animals who were born outside of the African continent but whose native habitat is in Africa. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 24 May 2022 The Sierra Club also asked lawmakers to place conservation over importation. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2022 Since then, most cases have been concentrated in 11 African countries -- with several outbreaks in the US and Europe related to travel or importation from endemic countries. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 24 May 2022 The announcement comes at a time when supply chain problems, especially those involving the production and importation of semiconductors, have hurt the auto industry. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of importation

circa 1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of importation was circa 1558

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8 Aug 2022

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“Importation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/importation. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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importation

noun
im·​por·​ta·​tion | \ ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce importation (audio) \

Kids Definition of importation

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

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