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delay

 [de-la´]
a postponement to a later time.
atrioventricular delay (AV delay) atrioventricular interval (def. 2).

delay

(dĕ-lā'),
1. In a medical sense, to put off for a time, either for clinical reasons or through physiologic dysfunction.
2. The elapsed time inherent in sense 1.

de·lay

(dĕ-lā')
Postponement or deferral to a later time.
[O.Fr. deslaier, fr. Germanic]
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Airline researchers recognize the statistical shortcomings of the 15-minute delay standard; hence, various measures of flight delays have been considered, including the following: counting the number of flight delays (Brueckner 2002), calculating the minutes of travel time on a route in excess of the monthly minimum (Mayer and Sinai 2003), and determining the minutes of arrival (Mazzeo 2003) and departure delay (Rupp 2009).
For example, Williams (1976, Experiment 1) interposed a delay between responding and reinforcement after training pigeons to respond to a variable-interval (VI) 2-min schedule of reinforcement.
townhouse, which DeLay sometimes used to make fundraising calls.
UPS said on Friday that it received official notification of the latest delay on October 6, pushing back its first A380 delivery to May 2010 from September 2009.
In the second New York appellate case, the general contractor was granted leave to amend its complaint to assert claims for delay damages, despite the inclusion of an exculpatory "no damage-for-delay" clause in the contract.
However, "because of the individual nature of many of the reasons for delay, it is unlikely that public health measures alone" can greatly reduce the number of late abortions.
Despite felony money-laundering charges pending against him in his home state, DeLay drew a standing ovation from the "War on Christians" crowd.
Campbell challenged DeLay in the Republican primary.
During a lavish New Year's Eve dinner held in his honor at the beach front Hyatt Regency Hotel, DeLay praised Saipan as "my Galapagos Island .
The 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000) is used to provide a snapshot of the demographic and postsecondary enrollment characteristics of all undergraduates who delay enrollment.
Then, the team tuned the delay line so that light traveling its course would arrive at the detector at the same time as the mercury-deflected light pulse did.
And the more uncertainty there is about that payoff (whether negative or positive), the larger the value of the option to delay making the investment or decision.