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Meaning of despatched #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:46 am   Meaning of despatched
 

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ESL/EFL Test #210 "What Comes Next? (4)", question 6

They arrived in the middle of the night ..........

(a) because their flight was detained
(b) because their flight was despatched
(c) because their flight was delayed
(d) because their flight was defused

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #210 "What Comes Next? (4)", answer 6

They arrived in the middle of the night because their flight was delayed.

Correct answer: (c) because their flight was delayed
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Meaning of despatched #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:02 am   Meaning of despatched
 

1...I hadn't heard of despatched before but my dictionary tells me it is the British variant of dispatched.

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Meaning #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:23 am   Meaning
 

Hi,

De(i) patch means send off very often in a postal connection. If you order something on the internet, you receive a note saying something like: Your order has been de(i)spatched, and this means what you have ordered has now be sent off and is coming to you.

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