HyperDic: postponement

English > 2 senses of the word postponement:
NOUNtimepostponement, delay, hold, time lag, waittime during which some action is awaited
actpostponement, deferment, deferralact of putting off to a future time
postponement > pronunciation
Soundspowspow'nmahnt; powstpow'nmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > postponement: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningTime during which some action is awaited.
Synonymsdelay, hold, time lag, wait
NarrowerextensionA mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
moratoriumA legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
retardationThe extent to which something is delayed or held back
Broaderpause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Spanishaplazamiento, atraso, demora, dilación, espera, retraso
Catalandemora, espera, retardament
English > postponement: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAct of putting off to a future time.
Synonymsdeferment, deferral
NarroweradjournmentThe act of postponing to another time or place
Broaderdelay, holdupThe act of delaying
Spanishaplazamiento, diferimiento, dilación, postergación, prórroga
Catalanajornament, pròrroga
Verbspostponehold back to a later time

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