deferrable

[dih-fur-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being deferred or postponed: a deferrable project.
2.
qualified or eligible to receive a military deferment.
noun
3.
a person eligible for deferment from compulsory military service.
Also, deferable.


Origin:
1940–45; defer1 + -able

nondeferrable, adjective
undeferrable, adjective
undeferrably, adverb
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defer1 (dɪˈfɜː)
 
vb , -fers, -ferring, -ferred
(tr) to delay or cause to be delayed until a future time; postpone
 
[C14: from Old French differer to be different, postpone; see differ]
 
de'ferrable1
 
adj
 
de'ferable1
 
adj
 
de'ferrer1
 
n

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Example sentences
Problem solving must occur in a short time frame with non-deferrable deadlines.
Integrating deferrable and discretionary loads helps system economics, but is difficult in practice.
It has been seen as more discretionary and, therefore, deferrable.
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