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[ship-muh nt]
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  1. an act or instance of shipping freight or cargo.
  2. a quantity of freight or cargo shipped at one time.
  3. something that is shipped.
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Origin of shipment

First recorded in 1790–1800; ship1 + -ment
Related formsmis·ship·ment, nouno·ver·ship·ment, nounpre·ship·ment, nounsu·per·ship·ment, noun


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3. consignment. See freight.
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British Dictionary definitions for shipment


    1. goods shipped together as part of the same lota shipment of grain
    2. (as modifier)a shipment schedule
  1. the act of shipping cargo
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Word Origin and History for shipment


1802, "act of shipping;" 1861, "that which is shipped;" see ship (v.) + -ment.

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