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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
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…
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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