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delivery

[ dih-liv-uh-ree ]
/ dɪˈlɪv ə ri /
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noun, plural de·liv·er·ies.

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Origin of delivery

1400–50; late Middle English delyvere, delyvery<Anglo-French delivrée, noun use of feminine past participle of delivrer to deliver, with suffix assimilated to -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for delivery

delivery
/ (dɪˈlɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

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Medical definitions for delivery

delivery
[ dĭ-lĭvə-rē, -lĭvrē ]

n.

The expulsion or extraction of a child and the fetal membranes through the birth canal into the external world.
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