Definition of consignment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈsaɪnmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsaɪnmənt//
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  1. 1[countable] a quantity of goods that are sent or delivered somewhere a consignment of medicines a consignment note (= a document listing goods that have been sent)
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of sending or delivering somebody/something
  3. Extra examples A consignment of medicines is on its way now. A separate consignment note is required for each vehicle. The consignment leaves tonight from Heathrow. The drugs were found concealed in a consignment of cabbages.
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