consignment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"consignment" in British English

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consignmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈsaɪn.mənt/
an ​amount of ​goods that is ​sentsomewhere: The most ​recent consignment ofcloth was ​faulty.on consignment If ​goods are on consignment, the ​person or ​company that ​receives them will only ​pay for them after they have been ​sold.
(Definition of consignment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consignment" in American English

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consignmentnoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈsɑɪn·mənt/
the ​act of ​sendinggoods to a ​business that ​ordered them: [C] The last consignment of ​dresses was ​shippedyesterday. If ​goods are on consignment, the ​person or ​company that has them ​pays for them only after ​selling them.
(Definition of consignment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consignment" in Business English

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consignmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈsaɪnmənt/ COMMERCE
a ​quantity of ​goods that are ​sent together: consignment of sth When we get our next consignment of ​stock our new ​warehousemanagementsystem will be in ​operation. Customsofficers at the ​port discovered a consignment of ​piratedcomputer 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 ​holdgoods on consignment rather than take the ​risk that they will remain ​unsold.
(Definition of consignment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consignment”
in Chinese (Simplified) 托运的货物…
in Turkish gönderilen/sevkedilen mallar…
in Russian груз, партия товаров…
in Chinese (Traditional) 托運的貨物…
in Polish dostawa…
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