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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
  5. 5
    [singular] the way in which someone speaks in public

    You need to work on your delivery.

  6. 6
    [singular] the way that someone throws a ball or makes a hit in a sport


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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