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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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The results showed that the brain's prefrontal cortex was more active for high delayers and the ventral striatum-an area linked to addictions-was more active in low delayers.
Differences between delayers and nondelayers were compared for epidemiologically relevant categorical and continuous variables using chi-square and t tests, respectively.
Delayers are states with "a strong institutional capacity but with a limited commitment to environmental protection," and regressives are states with a weak institutional capacity "as well as a limited commitment to environmental protection.
19) The utility industry has the doubly dubious distinction of being one of the nation's most significant polluters and one of the most consistent avoiders, delayers, and subverters of enforcement.
For example, one study identified three patterns of participatory style among early-stage breast cancer patients: delayers, deferrers, and deliberators (Pierce 1993).
While groups 1 and 3 both contain voluntarily delayed firms, they are different in that group 1 contains firms that are constant delayers and group 3, the occasional delayers in the sample period.
It consists of an array of small antennas in which phase shifters or delayers, arranged in a beam-former, are used to control the relative phases or time delays of the signals feeding the antennas.
They also act as fusion delayers, causing more of the energy required for fusion to be gained through heat transfer than through work input (screw shear).
This typology includes progressives (high commitment and high capacity), strugglers (high commitment and low capacity), delayers (low commitment and high capacity), and regressives (low commitment and low capacity).
Those who consider hasteners and delayers of an event ipso facto to be causes of that event -- e.
Other individuals with longer larval durations may also be delayers without exhibiting these narrower increments (Sponaugle and Cowen 1994).
Delayers don't seek out extensive medical information; they prefer to learn about health matters from the media, such as women's magazines.