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de·lay

 (dĭ-lā′)
v. de·layed, de·lay·ing, de·lays
v.tr.
1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
v.intr.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
n.
1. The act of delaying; postponement: responded without delay.
2. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
3. The period of time during which one is delayed.
4. The interval of time between two events.

[Middle English delaien, from Anglo-Norman delaier, from Old French deslaier : des-, de- + laier, to leave, of Germanic origin; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lay′er n.
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delaying

adjective hindering, obstructive, halting, procrastinating, retardant, temporizing, cunctative (rare), moratory Delaying tactics were used to postpone the report.
Translations

delaying

[dɪˈleɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [action] → dilatorio
B. CPD delaying tactics NPLtácticas fpl dilatorias

delaying

adj actionverzögernd, hinhaltend, Verzögerungs-; delaying tacticsVerzögerungs- or Hinhaltetaktik f

delaying

[dɪˈleɪɪŋ] adj delaying tacticstattiche fpl per prendere tempo
References in classic literature ?
I have received your letter, and though I do not attempt to conceal that I am gratified by your impatience for the hour of meeting, I yet feel myself under the necessity of delaying that hour beyond the time originally fixed.
The ebb-tide, which had so cruelly delayed us, was now making reparation and delaying our assailants.
But our horses are ready, I see; and, instead of delaying our departure for a couple of hours, we will set off at once.
why do you thus so cruelly connive at the projected Misery of her and of yourself by delaying to communicate that scheme which had doubtless long possessed your imagination?
Implications of canceling flights or delaying flights recklessly include: loss of public confidence, loss of money, bad image, low patronage, fines, and being in the bad book of the aviation regulatory body.
To overcome the above challenge, we propose to modify the Enhanced LLQ algorithm by delaying voice packets and servicing video packets as long as the voice packets are not delayed beyond the maximum tolerable delay limit.
Results: Total 102 patients were enrolled in this study, in 35.96% (n=41) there was no delay , in 21.05% (n=24) delay was due to non availability of operating table (it was already occupied), delay in arrangement of medicine led to delay in 13.15% (n=15) patients, non-availability of basic investigation (blood group, HBS/HCV) were responsible for delay in 10.52% (n=12) of cases, cross matched blood arrangement was delaying factor in 7% (n=8) of patients, in 1.75% (n=2) of patients delaying in shifting was found .Regarding indications for caesarian section, the commonest indication was fetal distress (n=25, 24.5%) followed by obstructed labour (n=21, 20.5%).
The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of common factors delaying the diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Rates of probability discounting, as measured by AUC, were not influenced by delaying the outcome.