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Overview of noun import

The noun import has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (2) import, importation

(commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country)

2. (1) import, importee

(an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees")

3. (1) meaning, significance, signification, import

(the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

4. (1) significance, import, implication

(a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication")

5. consequence, import, moment

(having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence")


Overview of verb import

The verb import has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) import

(bring in from abroad)

2. import

(transfer (electronic data) into a database or document)

3. spell, import

(indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!")

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