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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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Again he affirms, "It is certainly a fact, which cannot be controverted, that most of the diseases which have raged in the islands during my residence there, have been introduced by ships; [3] and what renders this fact remarkable is, that there might be no appearance of disease among the crew of the ship which conveyed this destructive importation.
At a little distance stood Minnie and the "garden-child," a minute importation, each holding either end of a long piece of bass.
Les importations en provenance du pays concerne seront, ainsi, exemptees des dispositions du present communique.
We assure the public that there is no rice shortage and the importations are only for NFA buffer stock,' he said.
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However, it also stipulates it is the discretion of the department secretary if he would suspend the SSG for imports outside of the MAV or for special importations.
Small value importations of tobacco goods as well as wines and spirits are still subject to excise taxes under a new Customs Administrative Order (CAO) that raises to P10,000 the tax-exempt value of non-commercial imports.
Le deficit commercial s'est accentue au cours du premier trimestre 2014, pour atteindre - 3290,3 millions de dinars contre -2418,9 en 2013, alors que le taux de couverture des importations par les exportations a chute a 6,7 points (67,6% contre 74,3%), selon les dernieres statistiques publiees par l'Institut national de la statistique (INS).
Actualites Eecrit par La Redaction Baisse des importations et amelioration des ventes automobiles Selon bank Al Maghrib, les donnees a fin decembre 2013 relatives aux comptes exterieurs font ressortir un allegement de 3,2% du deficit commercial a 195,6 milliards DH, contre une aggravation de 10,6% un an auparavant.
Despite this success in controlling indigenous transmission, during 2002-2006, 20 previously polio-free countries * in Africa and Asia had importations of WPV1 originating from Nigeria (2-4), and three polio-free countries in Africa had WPV1 importations originating from India (1).
htm]; and FDA, "Coverage of Personal Importations," Regulatory Procedures Manual, Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA, January 11, 2003, at [http://www.
For some taxpayers, far greater amounts are paid to Customs for GST levied on the duty-paid value of importations than for payroll source deductions.