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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Recent Examples on the Web Once all the samples and shipments come in, the day of the shoot or show is usually a free for all. Brooklyn White, Essence, "Meet The Stylist Behind Rico Nasty's Daring Australian Tour Looks," 10 Jan. 2020 The company suspended production of fuselages and other parts for the Max on Jan. 1, after Boeing ordered the Wichita company to suspend shipments. Washington Post, "Boeing travails begins to ripple, 2,800 jobs lost in Kansas," 10 Jan. 2020 The two firms are independent and use slightly different methods to measure smartphone shipments. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Apple is hot in China again, but it won't overtake Huawei anytime soon," 10 Jan. 2020 The drive to stem the drug flows is raising costs and slowing shipments while highlighting the tough security questions that are arising as operators pursue greater size and speed. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Global Shipping Faces Troubling New Smuggling Questions," 6 Jan. 2020 But ever since, retailers have complained that new release shipments don't arrive on time, arrive incomplete or are sent to the wrong stores altogether, among other issues. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Beggars Group, Domino & Saddle Creek Move to Redeye for Physical U.S. Distribution," 6 Jan. 2020 Our business development application (BDA) app enables our salesforce to take orders on a tab synced with our backend inventory management system, enabling real-time shipments. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market," 5 Jan. 2020 Frictions over oil shipments in the Gulf could also increase, and Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has built up a ballistic missile program. Author: Qassim Abdul-zahra, Zeina Karam, Anchorage Daily News, "Tensions soar as Iran vows revenge for killing of general and US sends thousands more troops to Middle East," 3 Jan. 2020 Last year, 6,323 shipments moved into the state, while 4,945 moved out, according to Atlas Van Lines. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Texas regains position as a top state for inbound moves," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of shipment

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shipment was in 1799

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15 Jan 2020

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“Shipment.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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.


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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