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"delivery" in American English

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deliverynoun

 us   /dɪˈlɪv·ə·ri/
  • delivery noun (TAKING GOODS)

[C/U] the act of taking goods, letters, or packages to people's houses or places of work: [C] The company gets two deliveries a day. [U] You can pay for the rug on delivery (= when it is received).
  • delivery noun (WAY OF SPEAKING)

[U] the manner in which someone speaks, esp. in public: His dialogue was offbeat, his delivery fast.
  • delivery noun (BIRTH)

[C] the act or process of birth: She had a difficult delivery.
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"delivery" in British English

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deliverynoun

uk   /dɪˈlɪv.ər.i/  us   /dɪˈlɪv.ɚ.i/
  • delivery noun (LETTERS, ETC.)

B1 [C or U] the act of taking goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work: We get two deliveries of mail (= it is delivered twice) a day. You can pay for the carpet on delivery (= when it is delivered). We expect to take delivery of (= receive) our new car next week. a delivery van

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  • delivery noun (GIVING)

[S] the way in which someone speaks in public: the actor's delivery
[C or U] in some sports, such as cricket or baseball, the act of throwing the ball towards the person with the bat, in order for that person to try to hit the ball: That was a good delivery from Thompson. The pitcher is famous for the speed of his delivery.
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delivery" in Business English

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deliverynoun

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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