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shipment

[ ship-muhnt ]
/ ˈʃɪp mənt /
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noun

an act or instance of shipping freight or cargo.
a quantity of freight or cargo shipped at one time.
something that is shipped.

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Origin of shipment

First recorded in 1790–1800; ship1 + -ment

synonym study for shipment

3. See freight.

OTHER WORDS FROM shipment

mis·ship·ment, nouno·ver·ship·ment, nounpre·ship·ment, nounsu·per·ship·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shipment

shipment
/ (ˈʃɪpmənt) /

noun

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