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shipping

[ship-ing] /ˈʃɪp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or business of a person or thing that ships.
2.
a number of ships, especially merchant ships, taken as a whole; tonnage.
3.
Obsolete. a voyage.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see ship, -ing1
Related forms
nonshipping, adjective
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shipping

/ˈʃɪpɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the business of transporting freight, esp by ship
  2. (as modifier): a shipping magnate, shipping line
2.
  1. ships collectively: there is a lot of shipping in the Channel
  2. the tonnage of a number of ships: shipping for this year exceeded that of last
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Word Origin and History for non shipping

shipping

n.

c.1300, "a ship," from ship (n.). Meaning "act of sending (freight) by a ship, etc." is from late 15c. As "ships generally or collectively" from 1590s.

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