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

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shippingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃɪp.ɪŋ/
shipsconsidered as a ​group: This ​stretch of ​water is ​heavily used by shipping. the ​act of ​sendinggoods from one ​place to another, ​especially by ​ship: The ​cost is $205 ​plus $3 for shipping. The ​fruit is ​picked and ​artificiallyripened before shipping.
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shipping" in American English

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shippingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃɪp·ɪŋ/
ships as a ​group, or the ​business of ​transporting things: Shipping along the St. Lawrence River ​takesgoods from the Atlantic Ocean to the ​heart of Canada. Shipping or shipping and ​handling is the ​cost of ​sending something: You’ll be ​billed $15.95 ​plus shipping.
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shipping" in Business English

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shippingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃɪpɪŋ/ COMMERCE, TRANSPORT
the ​process or ​business of ​sending or ​transportinggoods: There is a lot of ​competition in the shipping ​business these days. He ​runs a ​big shipping ​company. How much do we ​pay for shipping? There's been a ​bigincrease in ​online shipping.
ships in ​general: The storms were a danger to all shipping along that ​coast. The canal was ​closed to merchant shipping. All shipping ​routes were ​closed.
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shipping”
in Chinese (Simplified) 船舶, 运输, (尤指)船运,海运…
in Chinese (Traditional) 船舶, 運輸, (尤指)船運,海運…
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