Meaning of “shipment” in the English Dictionary

"shipment" in American English

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shipmentnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈʃɪp·mənt/

goods transported together, or the act of transporting them:

[ C ] A shipment of vegetables arrived last week.
[ U ] It was taken to the airport for shipment to Hawaii.

(Definition of “shipment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shipment" in Business English

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uk /ˈʃɪpmənt/ us COMMERCE, TRANSPORT

[ U ] the act of sending goods somewhere:

We are required to pay for the goods before shipment.

[ C ] goods that are being sent somewhere:

It takes several days for a shipment to clear airport customs.
They received food shipments from China.
a shipment of sth They are waiting for a new shipment of grain.

(Definition of “shipment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)