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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]
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, he felt that these delays would irritate that impatient monarch beyond measure.
I instantly enlarged on the danger of delay, putting all the considerations before her in every imaginable form.
After, or rather before myself, you have a master to consult, that master being the king; it is loyal in you to submit yourself voluntarily to this double proof; I will grant your request without delay, Raoul.
The first command I give you, my lord Earl," continued the King when quiet was restored, "is to marry Mistress Marian without delay.
came back the clear answer, and the gates were opened and the bridge let down without delay.
So I write at once, knowing that good chances are often lost through needless delay.
Emily's eager nature was depressed and irritated by the prospect of delay.
I felt this delay very bitterly; for I longed to see my native town and my beloved friends.
The vices of authority are chiefly four: delays, corruption, roughness, and facility.
So, flaunting procedure, Hastert famously held the roll call open while DeLay and his cohorts worked the floor, pressuring lawmakers to change their minds.
Airbus has revealed a string of internal problems which have led it to delay the first deliveries of its superjumbo A380 aircraft.
In holding that the "no damages for delay clause" did not bar this claim, the appellate court explained that under the totality of the circumstances, finding an ample basis in the record for the court's factual conclusion that the project delays were uncontemplated and that defendant was responsible for a breach of fundamental contractual obligations, we decline to disturb the holding that the "no damages for delay clause" did not bar plaintiff's claim for money damages.