Meaning of IMPORTATION in English

IMPORTATION

im ‧ por ‧ ta ‧ tion /ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃ ə n $ -ɔːr-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ export ≠ ↑ import , ↑ exporter ≠ ↑ importer , ↑ exportation ≠ ↑ importation ; verb : ↑ export ≠ ↑ import ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] formal the act of bringing something new or different to a place where it did not previously exist, or something that arrives in this way

importation of

restrictions on the importation of American movies

2 . [uncountable] technical the business of bringing things into a country from other countries in order to sell them SYN import

importation of

a law prohibiting the importation of tuna

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.