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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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In addition, an increase in the price of exportables reduces the quantity produced for both importable and nontradable goods.
However, on February 29, Pakistani cabinet decided that the 'positive list' of importable from India will be replaced with a 'negative list' of 1209 item, in which trade will be restricted, implying that trade will immediately be opened for all of the items not listed in the 'negative list'.
Internet Explorer users can right-click a web table, and if the web table is importable.
To preview our results and justify the question posed above, we note that in general the effects of these reforms are different when conducted within a monetary environment and depend on the size of financing frictions in the exportable relative to that in the importable sector.
Federal law says that only guns which are, in the Attorney General's opinion, particularly suitable for sporting purposes are importable.
But the 'real engineering' parts - engine blocks, cylinders, pistons, gear boxes and its components - are yet to be excluded (deleted) from the list of importable parts/ components.
Digitized file was saved in "dxf" format which is importable in ArcGIS v9.
The FBR further said that "black tea" is importable @ 10% customs duty, 17% sales tax, 5% advance income tax and one percent Special Excise Duty.
The list of proposals received from different quarters for the expansion in the list of 22 items importable from India and giving justification for importing these items from India will help provide these items to consumers on cheaper rates, an official familiar with the formulation of trade policy told NNI.
Qamhawi says this is a strong driver for credit histories to be made importable and exportable to and from the individual's country of origin, adding: "This also allows individuals to fully capitalise on the good credit reputation that they have built abroad and to create a disincentive for other borrowers from absconding and leaving debt behind".
There is a clear distinction between the levels of support for importable and exportable products (Figure 2).
The Headlight Video Imaging system is available with its own tower cart including a monitor, DV-Cam Deck or CD-R writer, as well as informational software that provides users with the ability to create a written report on cases and and attach still and video digital images to the importable report.