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 The pandemic, after all, makes even processes like the importation of ballot papers or the presence of international observers far more difficult. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "Protect the vote, or the voter? In African elections, no easy choice.," 23 June 2020 The election results, which have since been certified, come after 20 years of prohibiting the sale, importation and possession of alcohol in the community. Shady Grove Oliver, Anchorage Daily News, "Kaktovik votes to resume sale and consumption of alcohol after 20 years," 18 June 2020 By July, companies will have to make full declarations and pay tariffs at the point of importation. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Britain delays border controls to soften Brexit blow to its crashing economy," 12 June 2020 Travel restrictions to and from China have also slowed the importation of precursor chemicals, which cartels use to make meth and fentanyl. Beth Warren And Karol Suarez, USA TODAY, "Mexican cartels are stockpiling drugs and money amid COVID-19 pandemic," 8 June 2020 Travel restrictions to and from China have also slowed the importation of precursor chemicals, which cartels use to make meth and fentanyl. Beth Warren And Karol Suarez, The Courier-Journal, "Mexican cartels stockpile drugs and money amid COVID-19 pandemic," 8 June 2020 In 1712, Pennsylvania’s colonial assembly voted to ban the further importation of slaves. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 7 June 2020 The law, signed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on April 30, also bans the importation of cars which have been involved in accidents, which dealers bring in and repair to provide even cheaper options to consumers. Ekow Dontoh, Bloomberg.com, "Ghana Bans Import of Cars Older than 10 Years to Draw Automakers," 7 June 2020 However the findings do show that in late February, early March, there were several importations of the virus from Europe into California, northeastern United States and possibly elsewhere. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "CDC was 'never blind' to early spread of coronavirus within the US, director says," 29 May 2020

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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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“Importation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/importation. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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importation

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English Language Learners Definition of importation

: the act of importing products

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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