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Import vs Reload - What's the difference?

import | reload |

As a noun import

is import (the act of importing).

As a verb reload is

to load (something) again.



Etymology 1

(verb) From (etyl) importen, from (etyl) importer, from (etyl) .


(wikipedia import)
  • (countable) Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade.
  • (uncountable) The practice of importing.
  • (uncountable) Significance, importance.
  • Synonyms
    * (significance) importancy, importance, meaning, significance, weight
    * (practice of importing) export * (something brought in from a foreign country) export * insignificance


    (en verb)
  • To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade.
  • To load a file into a software application from another version or system.
  • How can I import files from older versions of this application?
    Derived terms
    * importable * important * importer * importation
    * (bring in from a foreign country) export

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) importare, and (etyl) importer, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence.
  • * 1661 , Thomas Salusbury:
  • See how much it importeth to learn to take Time by the Fore-Top.''
  • To be of importance to (someone or something).
  • * 1593 , Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost :
  • This Letter is mistooke: it importeth none here: It is writ to laquenetta.
  • * Dryden
  • If I endure it, what imports it you?
  • To be incumbent on (someone to do something).
  • * 1762 , David Hume, The History of England :
  • It imports us to get all the aid and assistance we can.
  • To be important or crucial to (that something happen).
  • * 1819 , Shelley, "The Cenci":
  • It much imports your house That all should be made clear.
  • To mean, signify.
  • * Hooker
  • Every petition always import a multitude of speakers together.
  • (archaic) To express, to imply.
  • References

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    (en verb)
  • To load (something) again
  • (computing) To refresh a copy of a program in memory or of a web page on screen
  • (firearms) to make one's own cartridges using spent (or new) cases and new powder, primer, and bullet/shot.