import, n.

1. A product brought into a country from a foreign country where it originated (imports declined in the third quarter). See PARALLEL IMPORTS.

2. The process of bringing foreign goods into a country (the import of products affects the domestic economy in significant ways). Cf. EXPORT.

3. The meaning; esp., the implied meaning (the court must decide the import of that obscure provision).

4. Importance; significance (time will tell the relative import of Judge Posner’s decisions in American law).

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