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reimport

verb re·im·port \ (ˌ)rē-im-ˈpȯrt , -ˈim-ˌpȯrt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reimport

reimported; reimporting
1 : to bring (something, such as merchandise) back to the place or country from which it was imported
  • Drug prices are often cheaper in Canada … . That inspired Congress to pass a law … permitting drugs from American manufacturers to be reimported back to the U.S. from Canada at Canadian prices.
  • —John Calfee
  • Ford's two remaining UK plants are … making engines which are exported to other EU countries for final assembly. Ford then reimports many of these engines in completed vehicles for sale in the UK.
  • The Irish Times
  • reimported goods
2 : to import (something, such as files or data) again
  • … locate the songs that will not play and manually drag them into the … window to reimport them.
  • CNET.com

reimporter

noun, plural reimporters
    • … the administration believed that the bill had several fatal flaws that would deter reimportation, namely, that the drug companies would retaliate against reimporters and would not provide the reimporters with the necessary package labeling inserts.
    • —Paul J. Feldstein

First Known Use of reimport

1684

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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reimport

noun re·im·port \ (ˌ)rē-ˈim-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of reimport

plural reimports
1 : something that is reimported : reimportation 2
  • the sale of prescription drug reimports
2 : the act or practice of reimporting something : reimportation 1
  • For the first time, Japanese firms are producing goods in southeast Asia not for exports to the US market, but for reimport to Japan.
  • —Mark S. Manger

First Known Use of reimport

1821

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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