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importation

[im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of importing.
2.
something imported.
Origin of importation
1595-1605
1595-1605; import + -ation
Related forms
overimportation, noun
preimportation, noun
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importation

/ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act, business, or process of importing goods or services
2.
an imported product or service
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Word Origin and History for importation
n.

c.1600; see import (v.) + -ation.

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