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delivery

noun uk   /dɪˈlɪv.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/

delivery noun (LETTERS, ETC.)

B1 [C or U] the act of taking goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work: We get two deliveries of mail (= it is delivered twice) a day. You can pay for the carpet on delivery (= when it is delivered). We expect to take delivery of (= receive) our new car next week. a delivery van

delivery noun (GIVING)

[S] the way in which someone speaks in public: the actor's delivery [C or U] in some sports, such as cricket or baseball, the act of throwing the ball towards the person with the bat, in order for that person to try to hit the ball: That was a good delivery from Thompson. The pitcher is famous for the speed of his delivery.

delivery noun (BIRTH)

[C] a birth
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