Definition of Importation

1. Noun. The commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country.

Exact synonyms: Importing
Generic synonyms: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Smuggling
Derivative terms: Import, Import



2. Noun. Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country.
Exact synonyms: Import
Generic synonyms: Commodity, Good, Trade Good
Antonyms: Export
Derivative terms: Import, Import

Definition of Importation

1. n. The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.

Definition of Importation

1. Noun. The act or an instance of importing. ¹

2. Noun. The act or an instance of carrying or conveying, especially into some system, place, area or country. ¹

3. Noun. That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Importation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Importation

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Where the importation is authorized from one State to another a similar right ... The law under consideration in this case, prohibiting the importation into ..."

2. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1869)
"The high duties upon the importation of corn, which in times of moderate plenty amount ... The prohibition of the importation of foreign woollens is equally ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"the country would be helped or hindered by importation ; and this ... The report proposed " that the migration or importation of such persons as the several ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"on the 30th day of June, and the importation was then perfected. importation does not imply a bringing into any particular port to whcih the vessel may be ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"The importation was glass in cases or packages, and a considerable breakage of glass in the cases occurred during the voyage. The cases all arrived. ..."

6. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1848)
"The following circular, from the Secretary of the Treasury, is published in connection with the act relating to the importation of adulterated drugs and ..."

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