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import

1. 
a. goods (visible imports) or services (invisible imports) that are bought from foreign countries
b. (as modifier): an import licence
2. Canadian Informal a sportsman or -woman who is not native to the country in which he or she plays

import

(data)
To read data that is not in the native format of the application. For example, a web browser will have its own way of storing bookmarks but it will usually provide a function to import bookmarks from Internet Explorer. The alternative is to provide an independent external conversion utility but this is usually less convenient for the user.

import

(1) To convert a file into the format required by the application being used. Many applications are capable of importing a variety of popular formats, converting them into the native format of the application for display, printing or editing. If an application can import a format, it can usually export to the format (convert it back). For example, most word processing programs can import documents created in other word processors. After editing, they can be saved in the native format or saved in (exported to) the document's original format.

Computer-aided design (CAD) and drawing programs are used to manipulate graphics objects in their proprietary, native format. In order to modify an illustration created in another application, it must be imported. After making changes, the drawing can be saved in (exported to) the drawing's original format.

Ripping Is Importing Too
When a music CD is imported into jukebox software such as iTunes and converted to MP3, AAC or some other compressed audio format, it is also called "ripping." Contrast with export. See import filter and ripping.

(2) To scan an image into an application. For example, the import function in Photoshop is used to activate the scanner. In this context, import means to convert the paper image to a digital image.
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En este modelo, la politica se oriento a proteger algunos cultivos importables mediante aranceles (5) y cuotas y a fomentar los cultivos comerciales mediante credito de fomento (6).
Since the price of export goods relative to import goods is fixed, it is legitimate to treat exportables and importables as a single aggregate of internationally traded goods.
w]), the marginal rate of transformation between importables and exportables is given by [p.
In an aggregative model of international trade, the price and volume of imports are determined by the relations of supply and demand for importables at home and abroad, while the price and volume of exports are determined by the relations of supply and demand for exportables abroad and at home.
In trade models with two sectors, exports and imports, the export good is generally taken as the numeraire, with trade liberalization in the importable sector lowering the price of importables relative to exportables [Mayer, 1974; Neary, 1978; Panday, 2003a, b].
At the same time the initial reforms for exportables took place, importables lost their tariff and nontariff protection.
To find an ideal empirical counterpart of the analytical construct of the real exchange rate, it would be necessary to decompose the relative shares of nontradables, importables, and exportables in a country's gross domestic product and, thereby, their relative weights in constructing the overall price index.
Finally, we assume that importables are subject to a specific tariff, t
There are no permanent importables for exportables for a country.
At the operational level, Lake presumes that special interest groups within the United States persuade the representative legislative body, Congress, to seek protection for domestic producers of importables.
ij] represent how the demand and output, respectively, of importables of good i respond to changes in the domestic price of good j.
Factor intensities for exportables and importables are given in Table 3 with industry details given in the Appendix.