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Definition of import:

  1. Importance; weight; consequence.
  2. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; - generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
  3. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
  4. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
  5. To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring ( wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; - opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
  6. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
  7. To signify; to purport; to be of moment.

Synonyms:

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