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import (noun) meaning; article brought in from abroad; importance.

The import of a personís words is the meaning of the personís words, especially if the meaning is not immediately clear or understood. ĎThe import of his ten minute long speech was that he wanted to contest the elections.í This means that the meaning of his words was that he had the desire to contest the elections. People take time to understand the full import of a personís words if they take time to understand them. Goods brought for sale in one country from another country are imports from that country. Import also means importance. It is a matter of little import means that it is a matter of little importance.

  • We did not grasp the import of his words in the beginning. Only later did we understand that he was telling us that he was not interested in our business proposal.
  • The import of what James said dawned on Lucie only after he had left. She understood that he was not for a marriage between them.
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