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shipment

[ship-muh nt] /ˈʃɪp mənt/
noun
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.
Origin of shipment
1790-1800
1790-1800; ship1 + -ment
Related forms
misshipment, noun
overshipment, noun
preshipment, noun
supershipment, noun
Synonyms
3. consignment. See freight.
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shipment

/ˈʃɪpmənt/
noun
1.
  1. goods shipped together as part of the same lot: a shipment of grain
  2. (as modifier): a shipment schedule
2.
the act of shipping cargo
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Word Origin and History for shipment
n.

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

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