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delay action

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(Mechanical Engineering)
a. a device for operating a mechanism, such as a camera shutter, a short time after setting
b. (as modifier): a delayed-action fuse.
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Noun1.delayed action - a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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40 million for construction of 100 delay action dams in Balochistan, Rs.
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The ECNEC approved Construction of 100 Delay Action Dams in Balochistan Package-I to increase level of groundwater table by constructing 20 delay action dams.
That means that if she hopes to delay action on SB 5 - for now, anyway - Davis must speak continuously until midnight, when the session ends.
Every day we delay action allows the tobacco industry another opportunity to recruit the next generation of smokers.
Stephen Timms, minister for Digital Britain, said the proposals previously being considered by the Government, which only went as far as possibly restricting users' broadband speed, "could delay action, impacting unfairly upon rights holders".
SunCal will present its plans to drop the golf course from Northlake, a move that has fueled rumors and caused the council to delay action on the school.
The project appears to be on the city council's fast track, but the Planning Commission voted to delay action until early 2004.
Speaking at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, ACF President Peter Garrett said, "Every moment we delay action on salinity we raise the risk of losing the landscapes and wildlife that underpin our prosperity and help to make us who we are.
In the worst possible outcome, the labyrinthine tactics, Byzantine politics and convoluted logic will delay action.
Earlier this summer the National Association of Chain Drug Stores asked the HCFA to delay action, because many FULs on a previous list were found to be significantly below wholesale prices.