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noun delivery pronunciation in American English /dɪˈlɪv(ə)ri/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of bringing goods or letters to a place
    Please allow ten days for delivery.
    They haven’t made regular deliveries for a week.
    free delivery: We offer free delivery within the U.S.
    take/accept delivery of something: We have recently taken delivery of two new computers.
    1. a.
      [countable] goods that are brought to a place
      The last delivery was damaged.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of providing a service
    delivery of: We need to improve delivery of health care.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of giving birth to a baby
    She had a relatively easy delivery.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] computing the process of providing information through a computer
    desktop delivery mechanisms
  5. 5
    [singular] the way in which someone speaks in public
    You need to work on your delivery.


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