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

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prohibits the importation of African rodents, either dead or alive. Eliza Fawcett, chicagotribune.com, "‘We see meats of all kinds’: U.S. customs agents say seizure of African rodent meat at O’Hare not outlandish," 3 July 2019 Stateside, citing the dangers of hypoglycin, the F.D.A. banned its sale until 2000, and still prohibits the importation of fresh ackee fruit. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "Coming Back to Ackee and Salt Fish, Jamaica’s National Dish," 1 July 2019 The new law would allow Florida to establish Canadian and international drug-importation programs. sun-sentinel.com, "Florida approved prescription drug imports. So what happens next?," 21 June 2019 Colorado’s new law creates one drug importation program under which the state would develop a list of high-cost drugs that are cheaper in Canada. Dena Bunis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Another state moves toward allowing prescription drugs to be imported to save consumers money," 18 June 2019 Allowing for the immediate importation of prescription drugs from countries like Canada. NBC News, "Under Trump, the GOP has struggled to win at the ballot box," 18 June 2019 The new law would allow Florida to establish Canadian and international drug-importation programs. sun-sentinel.com, "Florida approved prescription drug imports. So what happens next?," 21 June 2019 Simultaneously, the European Union’s ban on the importation of horse meat processed in Mexico has diminished demand. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Reform or extinction? Many see horse slaughter as existential threat to racing," 15 June 2019 The new law would allow Florida to establish Canadian and international drug-importation programs. Christine Sexton, orlandosentinel.com, "Cheaper prescription drugs from Canada could be heading Florida’s way, but it’s not a done deal," 11 June 2019

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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

noun

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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