importing

Definitions

  • "'Would you take a message of importance for me?'"
    "'Would you take a message of importance for me?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n importing the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country
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Additional illustrations & photos:

IMPORTANT MEETING OF SMOKE MAKERS IMPORTANT MEETING OF SMOKE MAKERS
AN IMPORTANT CLUE—MEASURING FOOTSTEPS AN IMPORTANT CLUE—MEASURING FOOTSTEPS
The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England
Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTERNALS THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTERNALS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
    • a Importing Full of meaning.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Never forget the importance of history. To know nothing of what happened before you took your place on earth, is to remain a child for ever and ever.”
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”
  • Sir William Bragg
    Sir William Bragg
    “The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.”
  • Bob Hawke
    Bob Hawke
    “The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest.”
  • Gary Player
    Gary Player
    “Each shot is important.”

Usage

In literature:

If truth is all-important, in one sense, falsehood is all-important too, in a contrary sense.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
In many sections of the country our forests are now so reduced that they are of little commercial importance.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
The first of these three facts is very important, but is now generally accepted and need not here detain us.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
Such, to my mind, are the most important lessons to be drawn from this history of the first period of the Secession War.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
SHEERNESS (14), a fortified seaport and important garrison town with important naval dockyards in Kent, occupying the NW.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Why was Cabot's voyage important?
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
I am happy in committing the important affairs of the country into your hands.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
As has been already suggested, one of the most important characteristics of all these tendencies is their modifiability.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Of these, the pig was the most important meat supply, being killed and salted for winter use.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The eve of the Franco-German War was a time of great importance for the United Kingdom.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
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In poetry:

And now my friend a word I'd say
Before I throw my pen away,
On subject most important;
In doing this I need not fear
I shall offend the nicest ear,
Or strike a note discordant.
"To A Friend InThe City" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Winning some one else's case?
Saving some one else's seat?
Hearing with a solemn face
People of importance bleat?
No, I think we should not still
Waste our time at others' will.
"Pereunt Et Imputantur" by Sir Henry Newbolt
A fair young girl was to the altar led
By him she loved, the chosen of her heart;
And words of solemn import there were said,
And mutual vows were pledged till death should part.
"Life's Changes" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Your stay, perhaps for high important ends,
May be prolong'd through many circling years,
A blessing to your partner, children, friends,
And future comfort pay your present tears.
"To Amira on the Death of Her Son" by Ann Steele
From thence, with Glory and great Pow'r, he'll come
As Judge, both o'er the living and the dead,
That terribly-important day of doom,
When they'll be call'd to his tribunal dread.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
Belinda's maids are soon preferr'd,
To teach him now then a word,
As Poll can master it; But 'tis her own important charge,
To qualify him more at large,
And make him quite a wit.
"The Parrot" by William Cowper

In news:

Breaking the Mold in East Texas, an event held to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month and highlight the importance of hiring people with disabilities, is a labor of love for everyone involved.
Executives say employee training is important, but few companies do it well.
My most important words of wisdom: develop a back-up plan in case the weather goes bad.
Most Christians know the importance of reading the Bible, but many do not understand the importance of abiding in the Word and allowing the Word to abide in them.
I wrote the introduction to today's topic, "Why abolishing the Death Penalty in New Jersey was Important" weeks ago, before the market crash and fear of a depression engulfed our country.
And more important for the advertiser, they sell.
In March 2008, two days after I joined O'Reilly Media, I found myself at ETech, O'Reilly's emerging technology conference, listening to my new boss, Tim O'Reilly, give a speech about the importance of working on "stuff that matters".
EDR Performance is now an authorized K-Tech Suspension Service Center, the company's North American importer, Orient Express, announced.
A good auto mechanic is important, but hard to find.
Important info for those with autoimmune disorders.
The coolest cars lead to important progress in everyday cars.
Floods, fires, earthquakes, power outages, and software and hardware failures are reminders of why disaster readiness and recovery are so important.
WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Retailers have always been about enhancing the shopping experience, but there are two factors this year that really should underscore the importance in that customer focus.
In a countywide survey, 94.4 percent of respondents say tourism is "important" or "very important" to the local economy.
Running an energy-efficient petfood processing line isn't just important for the environment—it's important to your company's bottom line.
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In science:

For this reason, we need to use different techniques to identify important tags and important text values.
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents
This was in effect giving the tag and document context approximately the same importance, while the corpus context was used as a last resort (often to resolve importance in the case of ties between two values).
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents
The most important parameter is the width h, because too small a value of h will result in many distinguishable peaks, one for each sample point, while too large value a of h leads to a loss of important details.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
Below these two fields you find the important Scale field, where you can choose linear scaling (default), logarithmic or reciprocal, to mention the important ones.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
Details about Msing w will not be important below, what will be important is that generically one has dim(Msing w ) < dim Mw , and hence if dim(Mw ) = 0 then, under our transversality assumption, we have Msing w =
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
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