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  1. (retailing definition) A part of an order that the vendor has not filled on time and that the vendor intends to ship as soon as the goods in question are received, manufactured, or procured.
  2. (physical distribution definition) An order not filled or shipped at time originally requested and "kept on the books" to be shipped later.[1]


  1. ^ American Marketing Association. Dictionary. <> (cited 3 May 2015).

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