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.
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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
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postponement

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

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

postponement

[pəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] Naplazamiento m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

postponement

[pəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] najournement m, renvoi m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

postponement

n (= act)Verschiebung f; (= result)Aufschub m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

postponement

[ˌpəʊstˈpəʊnmənt] nrinvio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

postpone

(pəsˈpəun) verb
to cancel until a future time. The football match has been postponed (till tomorrow).
postˈponement noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
So why the profound optimism again around the Irish camp this week as the Six Nations championship resumes after the spring outbreak of foot and mouth forced the postponent of three matches involving Ireland?
The IRFU have offered both Ballymena and Dungannon postponents to their AIB AIL league matches at the weekend after a request from the Ulster branch.