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import

im·port

import

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ihm port [or] Im port
inflections: imported, importing, imports
definition: to bring in from another country, especially as something to be sold.
The United States imports cars from Japan.
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antonyms:
export
similar words:
bring in, convey, introduce, ship, transport
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: Im port
definition: something that is imported from another country.
Most tea that Americans drink is an import from China or India.
antonyms:
export
similar words:
goods, merchandise, wares
derivations: imported (adj.), importer (n.)
Language Note
Import and export are verbs that have the same meaning but in opposite directions. Import means to bring in from another country. Export means to send to another country.

Many countries import wheat from Canada. Canada exports wheat to many countries around the world.
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Word Parts
The word import contains the following parts:
im-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix im-1 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-1 used before roots beginning with m, p, and b, such as "mers," "port," and "bib."