dispatch

dispatch di‧spatch [dɪˈspætʆ] also despatch verb [transitive] TRANSPORT
to send something or someone to a place:

• Manufacturers dispatch vials of vaccine in large, insulated cartons.

• A rescue team was dispatched to the mountain.

— dispatch noun [uncountable] :

• Six weeks should be allowed for the dispatch of tickets.

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dispatch UK US (UK also despatch) /dɪˈspætʃ/ verb [T]
to send someone to a place for a particular purpose: »

The company could dispatch teams of engineers anywhere in the country if a water supply was contaminated.

COMMERCE to send goods, a message, etc. to a place: »

We dispatch goods only when we believe a genuine order has been received.

See Note MAIL(Cf. ↑mail)
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dispatch UK US /dɪˈspætʃ/ noun [U] COMMERCE
the act of sending goods, a message, etc. to a place: »

The term 'lead time' can be used to refer to the time elapsed between order and despatch.

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Call centres handle orders and billing, and its warehouses arrange the dispatch of goods.

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a dispatch company/service/system


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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