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delivery

noun
 
 
/dɪˈlɪvəri/
[C or U] the act of taking goods, letters, parcels, etc. to a place: Please allow 14 days for delivery. mail/parcel/postal delivery a delivery driver/truck/vanon delivery There's a 10% deposit to be paid, and then the balance has to be paid on delivery of the car.next-day/same-day/overnight delivery The company has established links with florists across the UK for a same-day delivery service. express/free delivery The supermarket rose to the challenge with cost cuts and successful expansion into internet sales and home delivery. delivery address/charges/terms They make two deliveries a day.
[C] an amount of goods received: There were several faulty items in the last delivery.
[U] the act of providing a service or supplying something to a customer: The new proposals will allow the delivery of high-speed internet access without a phone line. Providing targeted medical advice over the internet is the highest level yet of what the government calls the electronic delivery of public services.
[U] LAW a situation in which a buyer is given control of something they have bought: For a deed to convey ownership, there must be delivery and acceptance.
[U] FINANCE used in the trading of futures to talk about the date when the shares or commodities (= goods) will be available to the buyer: The price of gold for December delivery fell 20 cents an ounce.
take delivery of sth to receive goods that you have bought: Once the fashion show finishes, department store buyers will choose, order, and take delivery of clothes from all over the world.
→ See also cash before delivery, cash on delivery, general delivery, nearby delivery, non-delivery, part delivery, recorded delivery, special delivery, spot delivery
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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