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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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Combining these margins with the other import data in table 2 identifies Thailand, Brazil, and Indonesia as the countries most seriously affected by competitive need limits.
The deficit flattened over the course of the year, and it narrowed sharply in the fourth quarter, as imports of goods and services flagged while exports picked up (chart 1).
About 150,912 metric tons of soyabean oil imported in last year to fulfill the domestic requirements as against the import of 156,718 metric tons of same period of last year.
Imports of palm oil that constitute one-third of our total food import bill declined in terms of both volume and value.
In the budget, government has given some relief to mobile users as it cut 3% of import tax on mobile phones.
The PBS data showed the overall import bill declined by 9.86pc year-on-year to $54.79bn.
Similarly, import of pulses also fell to $432.54 million in the corresponding period of current fiscal year against the import worth of $442.7 million in same period of last year thus showing a decrease of 2.3%.
Data from the BAI showed that meat imports in January and February went up by 29.25 percent to 138,235.097 metric tons (MT), from 106,950.605 MT a year ago.
According to the DOE, the country's total oil import bill reached $13.48 billion, a 31.8 percent jump from the previous year.
This has remained the single largest factor in the increasing import bill,' said Pakistan State Oil MD and CEO Sheikh Imranul Haque in a conversation with The Express Tribune.
Energy imports share increased to 23.7 percent of overall import bill of $60.86 billion in FY18 against 20.64 percent of total imports of $52.90 billion in FY17 according to data from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), reported Express Tribune.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's oil and food import bill has increased by nearly 20 percent on annual basis to $18.6 billion in the first eleven months (July to May) of the current fiscal year owing to an increase in global prices of crude oil and grains.