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Export Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    export n : commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country [syn: exportation] [ant: import] v
  1. sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance" [ant: import]
  2. cause to spread in another part of the world; "The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"
Export Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Export \Ex"port\, n.
  1. The act of exporting; exportation; as, to prohibit the export of wheat or tobacco.
  2. That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports. The ordinary course of exchange . . . between two places must likewise be an indication of the ordinary course of their exports and imports. --A. Smith.
Export Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Export \Ex*port"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exported; p. pr. & vb. n. Exporting.] [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to carry : cf. F. exporter. See Port demeanor.]
  1. To carry away; to remove. [Obs.] [They] export honor from a man, and make him a return in envy. --Bacon.
  2. To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import; as, to export grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Export'


The term export is derived from the conceptual meaning as to ship the goods and services out of the port of a country. The seller of such goods and services is referred to as an "exporter" who is based in the country of export whereas the overseas based buyer is referred to as an "importer". In International Trade, "exports" refers to selling goods and services produced in home country to other markets.

Any good or commodity, transported from one country to another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Export goods or services are provided to foreign consumers by domestic producers.

Export of commercial quantities of goods normally requires involvement of the customs authorities in both the country of export and the country of import. The advent of small trades over the internet such as through Amazon and e-Bay have largely bypassed the involvement of Customs in many countries because of the low individual values of these trades. Nonetheless, these small exports are still subject to legal restrictions applied by the country of export. An export's counterpart is an import.

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