delayed action


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delayed action

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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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