shipment

noun
ship·​ment | \ ˈship-mənt How to pronounce shipment (audio) \

Definition of shipment

1 : the act or process of shipping
2 : the goods shipped

Examples of shipment in a Sentence

We sent out another shipment of books. My order was delivered in two shipments. This box is ready for shipment.
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Huawei’s global smartphone shipments rose 50% in the first quarter, bucking an industrywide decline of 6.7%, according to research firm International Data Corp. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "Google Cuts Off Huawei Smartphones From Some Android Services," 20 May 2019 Gartner has estimated that worldwide PC shipments fell 4.6 percent to 58.5 million units during the first quarter of 2019. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel CEO Swan says chip shortages will never happen again on his watch," 25 Apr. 2019 Annual console shipments are flat for 2017 [Updated] Sony, meanwhile, is seeing surprising resilience for the PS4 during its fifth full year on the market. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Before crucial holiday season, Nintendo struggles as Sony shines," 30 Oct. 2018 As the conflict broadens, shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world. Peter S. Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "With a trade war possible, global economy already feels the effect," 16 June 2018 As the conflict broadens, shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world. New York Times, "Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy," 16 June 2018 Here are some takeaways: 2017 was the first year in which smartphone unit shipments didn’t grow at all. Rani Molla, Recode, "Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis," 30 May 2018 But after California and New York banned imports in 2011 and 2013, fin shipments began rising. Jenny Staletovich, Sun-Sentinel.com, "What South Florida city is the top importer of shark fins from Hong Kong?," 2 May 2018 But after California and New York banned imports in 2011 and 2013, fin shipments began rising. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Miami now nation's top importer of shark fins. Many states have banned the product. | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of shipment

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shipment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shipment

: a load of goods that are being sent to a customer, store, etc.
: the act of sending something to a customer, store, etc.

shipment

noun
ship·​ment | \ ˈship-mənt How to pronounce shipment (audio) \

Kids Definition of shipment

1 : the act of shipping The order is ready for shipment.
2 : a package or goods shipped

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