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English definition of “shipping”

shipping

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɪp.ɪŋ/ us  
ships considered as a group: This stretch of water is heavily used by shipping.Boats in general the act of sending goods from one place to another, especially by ship: The cost is $205 plus $3 for shipping. The fruit is picked and artificially ripened before shipping.Delivering and despatching
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