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consignment

noun [C]
 
 
/kənˈsaɪnmənt/ COMMERCE
a quantity of goods that are sent together: consignment of sth When we get our next consignment of stock our new warehouse management system will be in operation. Customs officers at the port discovered a consignment of pirated computer games.
on consignment goods that are on consignment to a store, etc. are only paid for once they have been sold: Some stores prefer to hold goods on consignment rather than take the risk that they will remain unsold.
Translations of “consignment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 托運的貨物…
in Russian груз, партия товаров…
in Turkish gönderilen/sevkedilen mallar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 托运的货物…
in Polish dostawa…
(Definition of consignment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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