[syn: postponement, deferment, deferral]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Postponement \Post*pone"ment\, n.
The act of postponing; a deferring, or putting off, to a
future time; a temporary delay. --Macaulay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay
caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
[syn: delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait]
2: act of putting off to a future time [syn: postponement,