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importation

im·por·ta·tion

importation

 
pronunciation:
Im por teI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or business of bringing in foreign goods.
similar words:
import
definition 2: the process of drawing something from one area, country, sphere of activity, or the like, to be used in another.
the importation of musical ideas by painters
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