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 Supply chain technology built upon machine learning algorithms autonomously logs hundreds of relevant data points on every shipment. Mathew Elenjickal, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Kendal has created a website so U.S. customers can track exactly when the formula shipment will arrive at nearby stores. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 26 May 2022 Copenhagen has not publicly commented on the arms shipment, and the Danish Defense Ministry did not immediately return a request for comment. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 24 May 2022 The World Health Organization says the first shipment of medical aid for Ukraine will arrive in Poland on Thursday. NBC News, 2 Mar. 2022 Poet, author, and activist Maya Angelou appears on a new shipment from the U.S. Mint, becoming the first Black woman to ever appear on the coin in American history. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 11 Jan. 2022 The hope, Muma said, is that a new shipment of sotrovimab will arrive early next week to bolster supply. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 31 Dec. 2021 The first shipment of tests will arrive at some point in January, the White House said. Lev Facher, STAT, 25 Dec. 2021 By now, though, that stockpile has been depleted and another shipment won’t arrive until early January, Masselli said. Eliza Fawcett,, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shipment

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jun 2022

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“Shipment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 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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