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A period of time by which something is late or postponed
“… there was a delay for our boarding while the airplane unloaded incoming passengers.”
The act of delaying
“A delay of the federal trial was granted.”
The action of delaying or being delayed
“We'll send you a quote without delay.”
To assign to a later time
“Another reason clients like contingency fees is because they know that lawyers will not unduly delay the case.”
To move or act slowly
“They faced a choice of publishing population projections according to schedule or delaying until the estimate of current population had been updated.”
To put off until a later time
“PC sales have slumped this year as consumers and businesses delay purchases while economic growth slows.”
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