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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·port v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imported; p. pr. & vb. n. Importing.]
 1. To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brazil, etc.
 2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
    Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together.   --Hooker.
 3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
    I have a motion much imports your good.   --Shak.
    If I endure it, what imports it you?   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To denote; mean; signify; imply; indicate; betoken; interest; concern.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·port·ing, a. Full of meaning. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 importing
      n : the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from
          a foreign country [syn: importation]