postponement

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post·pone

 (pōst-pōn′, pōs-pōn′)
tr.v. post·poned, post·pon·ing, post·pones
1. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen. See Synonyms at defer1.
2. To postpose.

[Latin postpōnere : post-, post- + pōnere, to put; see post2.]

post·pon′a·ble adj.
post·pone′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postponement - time during which some action is awaitedpostponement - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
extension - a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt; "they applied for an extension of the loan"
moratorium - a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
retardation - the extent to which something is delayed or held back
2.postponement - act of putting off to a future time
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
adjournment - the act of postponing to another time or place

postponement

noun delay, stay, suspension, moratorium, respite, adjournment, deferment, deferral The postponement was due to a dispute over where the talks should be held.

postponement

noun
The act of putting off or the condition of being put off:
Translations
تأجيل
odklad
udsættelseudskydelse
frestun
odlog
erteleme

postponement

[pəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] Naplazamiento m

postponement

[pəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] najournement m, renvoi m

postponement

n (= act)Verschiebung f; (= result)Aufschub m

postponement

[ˌpəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] nrinvio

postpone

(pəsˈpəun) verb
to cancel until a future time. The football match has been postponed (till tomorrow).
postˈponement noun
References in classic literature ?
The others resented postponement, but it was just his scruples that charmed me.
The king had reminded me several times, of late, that the postponement I had asked for, four years before, had about run out now.
Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial until the following Sessions.
Richard and Moncharmin had locked themselves with an object which the reader does not yet know, but which it is my duty, as an historian, to reveal without further postponement.
Lucy frets at the postponement of seeing him, but it does not touch her looks.
Oh, it's only a temporary postponement," replied Aramis; "I shall be one someday.
The investigation would begin at eight o'clock that evening in the committee-room, and if postponement were necessary, the proceedings would be resumed each evening at the same hour.
But, my dear fellow, those are things that bear postponement and you must put it off, especially with so good an excuse to give on your return "
If so, there must be a week's postponement, and that was unlucky.
The chances were that May, who knew nothing of his professional life, and had never shown any interest in it, would not learn of the postponement, should it take place, nor remember the names of the litigants if they were mentioned before her; and at any rate he could no longer put off seeing Madame Olenska.
Nicholas expressed his disapproval of the postponement of the marriage for a year; but Natasha attacked her brother with exasperation, proving to him that it could not be otherwise, and that it would be a bad thing to enter a family against the father's will, and that she herself wished it so.
Owing to the illness of one of his fellow-clerks, it was likely that he would get no holiday until later in the year, which would mean the postponement of their marriage.