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delivery

noun  us   /dɪˈlɪv·ə·ri/

delivery noun (TAKING GOODS)

[C/U] the act of taking goods, letters, or packages to people's houses or places of work: [C] The company gets two deliveries a day. [U] You can pay for the rug on delivery (= when it is received).

delivery noun (WAY OF SPEAKING)

[U] the manner in which someone speaks, esp. in public: His dialogue was offbeat, his delivery fast.

delivery noun (BIRTH)

[C] the act or process of birth: She had a difficult delivery.
Translations of “delivery”
in Korean 배달…
in Arabic تَوْصيل…
in Portuguese entrega, envio…
in Catalan repartiment, lliurament…
in Japanese 配達…
in Italian consegna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信件等, 運送, 遞送,投遞…
in Russian доставка, роды…
in Turkish (posta, paket vb.) dağıtım, teslimat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信件等, 运送, 递送,投递…
in Polish dostarczenie, dowóz, doręczenie…
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