The ability of one application to use data produced by another application. For example, many programs are able to import graphics in a variety of formats. The import feature is under the File menu in most programs; it will show you a list of programs that are recognized for importing data. In other applications, such as a database program, an import window may appear giving you the option to select the location of the document to be imported and to select from a list of file formats.

See also : export  file extensions  
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