General English

General Science

  • noun the action of bringing something into a country from abroad
  • verb to bring something in from outside a computer system


  • verb to introduce new things from elsewhere
  • verb to buy crops or produce in foreign countries and bring them back into the home country


  • verb to convert a file stored in one format to the default format used by a program


  • To accept a file or data in a foreign format, and then convert it to that required for use by the receiving application or environment. The accepting program or system must have the appropriate filters. This contrasts with export, where the conversion takes place before the file or data is moved or saved.


  • noun an article or type of goods brought into a country from abroad

Information & Library Science

  • noun the importance of something because of the way it is likely to affect outcomes
  • verb to buy goods or services in one country and bring them to one’s own for sale


  • noun the bringing of foreign goods into a country to be sold