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.
Recent Examples on the Web The first shipment – 78,000 pounds of specialty infant formula, enough for more than 500,000 bottles – arrived in Indianapolis on May 22. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 The first shipment of more than 70,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis on a U.S. military aircraft from Germany on Sunday, part of the Biden Administration’s initiative to help boost supply and alleviate the national shortage. Andrew Marquardt, Fortune, 23 May 2022 By the end of March, the situation in Dymer was dire enough for a long line of local residents to fill the main street when a shipment of food and medicine arrived with a camera crew from the Russian Defense Ministry. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 19 May 2022 On a cold January day in 1976, the first shipment of Missouri wild turkeys arrived in Wisconsin and they were released in the Bad Axe River watershed of Vernon County. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2022 The first shipment of terminals arrived just two days after the appeal. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Apr. 2022 The first shipment of US protective equipment arrived in a Kyiv warehouse on March 23, according to Safron of UACC. Emma Tucker And Zachary Cohen, CNN, 10 Apr. 2022 According to a report from WSB-TV, a FedEx spokesperson previously told the station that the shipment arrived at the mail carrier's Austell location but couldn't be traced further. Mary Ellen Cagnassola,, 7 Apr. 2022 Supply chain technology built upon machine learning algorithms autonomously logs hundreds of relevant data points on every shipment. Mathew Elenjickal, Forbes, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shipment

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jul 2022

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“Shipment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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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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