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v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
v. tr.
1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail.
2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police.
3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor.
4. To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball.
5. To strike (a blow).
6. To express in words; declare or utter: deliver a lecture.
a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning.
b. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
c. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.
8. To give forth or produce: an oil well that delivered thousands of barrels a day.
9. To set free, as from captivity, peril, or evil: deliver a captive from slavery. See Synonyms at save1.
v. intr.
1. To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good: The senator delivered on her pledge. He is a manager who just can't seem to deliver.
2. To give birth: She expects to deliver in late August.
deliver (oneself) of
To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.

[Middle English deliveren, from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin dēlīberāre : Latin dē-, de- + līberāre, to free (from līber, free; see leudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

de·liv′er·a·bil′i·ty n.
de·liv′er·a·ble adj.
de·liv′er·er n.
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Noun1.deliverable - something that can be provided as the product of development; "under this contract the deliverables include both software and hardware"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
Adj.1.deliverable - suitable for or ready for delivery
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adj goodslieferbar
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References in classic literature ?
Just here was the wayside shop of a smith; and now arrived a landed proprietor who had bought this girl a few miles back, deliverable here where her irons could be taken off.
The next item on his list was to give orders for some fruit-trees, of a rare variety, to be deliverable at his country-seat in the ensuing autumn.
Although the identification of a firm deliverable is generally fairly easy to make, the contract professional must be diligent in looking throughout the entire contract document to ensure that a deliverable is not lurking in an unsuspected section of the contract.
Each workshop module produced a deliverable or document that was intended to be implemented by the Estonian Ministry of Defense and General Staff following legal and policy review:
Revenue arrangements that qualified for this treatment included those that present objective, reliable evidence of fair value to allocate the total fee to the deliverables. Or, revenue arrangements also could qualify for separate accounting if one of the following two criteria is met: The deliverable does not affect the quality of use or the value to the customer or other deliverables; or the deliverable could be purchased from another unrelated vendor.
A project team can pull appropriate modules from the computer and check off the completion of each task at the end of the deliverable. Like the Master Detail Library, the checklist is a great educational tool for a young architect still learning about practice, because it shows what is involved in putting a building together.
Yet the main "deliverable" is not the map, experience or software that presents the data, but a "Socratic" dialogue in which the participants come to new, yet well-anticipated conclusions.
Real-time project tracking provides users with a view of the latest status of any or all deliverables. Project team members can quickly determine who is working on what deliverable, where related documents and other data are located, and when work was completed.
Hotspot already offers trading in outright deliverable forward contracts.
Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) said it has determined the final distribution ratio relating to its distribution of all of its 31,384,920 shares of Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS) common stock on October 31, 2014, as a pro rata dividend on shares of Compuware common stock, and on shares of Compuware common stock deliverable under restricted stock units relating to Compuware common stock.