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deferral

[dih-fur-uh l] /dɪˈfɜr əl/
noun
1.
Origin
defer1 + -al2
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Examples from the web for deferral
  • The fees were converted into phantom shares based on the price of our stock on the deferral election date.
  • Yes, you get deferral, and over time that might outweigh the difference in the tax rates.
  • Then you would reasonably have to decide whether to bail on your current contract or request a deferral on the new offer.
  • The costs of tax deferral are real, but they are not as large as the immediate tax cost to the treasury generally suggests.
  • Rainey agreed to a deferral to a misdemeanor charge, rather than the original felony charges he could have faced.
  • Arguments against reform, or for its deferral, have naturally been advanced.
British Dictionary definitions for deferral

deferment

/dɪˈfɜːmənt/
noun
1.
the act of deferring or putting off until another time; postponement
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Word Origin and History for deferral
n.

1895, from defer (v.1) + -al (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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deferral in Technology


Waiting for quiet on the Ethernet.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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