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Definition of "import" []

  • To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To receive (data) into one program from another. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry or hold the meaning of; signify: a high inflation rate importing hard times for the consumer. (verb-transitive)
  • To imply. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To have importance for. (verb-transitive)
  • To buy or bring in (goods or services) from a foreign country (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring in from an outside source (verb)
  • To signify or be significant; mean; convey (verb)
  • Goods (visible imports) or services (invisible imports) that are bought from foreign countries (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Significance or importance (noun)
  • Meaning or signification (noun)
  • A sportsman or -woman who is not native to the country in which he or she plays (noun)

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Use "import" in a sentence
  • "Inside that first CSS file there is another import that is "@import urlbase-weblog.css;"."
  • "As for adding your own CSS, I normally add it to the bottom of colours. css, you can however add it to a new stylesheet and import it in stylesheet. css using @import - that's assuming you're using Prosilver."
  • "Importing Style Sheets Finally, it is possible to import style sheets through the @import keyword."