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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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Delaying has a benefit irrespective of what one finds out about the payoff--whether it is bigger or smaller than originally anticipated.
Honeywell should be ashamed of itself, and they're not going to get away with their delaying tactics this time," Simon said.
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Nasdaq:ASYT), a leading provider of integrated automation solutions that enhance semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing productivity, today announced that it is postponing reporting its consolidated financial results and will file tomorrow with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 12b-25 delaying the filing of its Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended September 25, 2004.
That uncertainty probably means that Southwest is better off delaying its expansion, Kelleher said.
Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress for flowers, fruits and vegetables.
The two most common reasons patients gave for delaying or avoiding treatment were that they were waiting to see if the headache was really a migraine (69 percent) and that they only wanted to take medication for a severe migraine attack (46 percent).