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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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This equation merely states that the total value of production must be equal to the total value of expenditure Let good 1 be the (capital intensive) importable.
The ECC decided that Pet Coke may be included in the list of importable items from India through Wagah/Attari through trucks, through an amendment in the Appendix G-1 of Import Policy Order 2013.
On the importable side, New Zealand is a major net importer of fabricated metal products (machinery and equipment, cars, other vehicles and machine tools), chemicals and petroleum products, financial and insurance services and bauxite, phosphate rock (for fertiliser) and other mineral products.
In the case of a single quota-constrained importable good and only one internationally mobile capital good, given an irremovable tariff on one import, international capital mobility reduces the optimal implicit excess tariff on the quota-constrained import.
s] if the skilled export sector is capital-intensive relative to the unskilled importable sector (Y).
A country that has influence over the price of its traded goods can be made better off when it imposes a tariff on its importable goods, but a small economy that faces given world prices for its traded goods is unambiguously made worse off when it imposes a tariff on its importable goods.
If countries cannot boost consumption per person from their indigenous resources, they may not be able to do so at all, given the likely competition for importable supplies.
These additional data are in a format easily importable into spreadsheet or database software.
Subsequently, several importers approached ATF to find out what modifications could be made to render their rifles importable.
Additionally, the platform allows for a method of reporting on risks that are not importable.
Ecota has laid down that the member nations will slash their tariffs by cutting these down to a maximum of 15 per cent of the value of importable items.
ISLAMABAD -- The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) here on Thursday approved a revised scheme for import of gold under which the quantity of importable gold by a single party under the revised scheme will be capped at 25 kg on revolving basis.