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Definition of "export" []

  • To send or transport (a commodity, for example) abroad, especially for trade or sale. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause the spread of (an idea, for example) in another part of the world; transmit. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To send (data) from one program to another: "You'll need to export your spreadsheet file into a desktop publishing program” ( Jon Pepper). (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To use an application to store (data) on disk, usually for use by another program. (verb-transitive)
  • To send or transport abroad merchandise, especially for sale or trade. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "export" in a sentence
  • "You see, the People's Democratic Republic of Oversees, led by His Imperial Overseer, has many fine exports, but their main export is fruitbaskets made from a special CO2 emitting material."
  • "Continue to prevaricate and pretend you don't yet support a plan to kill more soldiers for many years to come in a Third World country whose major export is 90% of the world's opium supply."
  • "He also said that the government is likely to clear a long-term export contract for iron-ore with Japan in the next 10 to 15 days."