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delay

 [de-la´]
a postponement to a later time.
atrioventricular delay (AV delay) atrioventricular interval (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

de·lay

(dĕ-lā')
Postponement or deferral to a later time.
[O.Fr. deslaier, fr. Germanic]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In one case, every flight is delayed by 30 minutes, whereas in the other case the outcome alternates between arriving on time and arriving one hour late.
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Men who delayed feared appearing weak or being thought of as a hypochondriac or lacking in masculinity, recalled past illness or painful examinations, or were embarrassed.
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Although it may seem obvious that delayed diagnosis and treatment can have serious consequences, little rigorous evaluation has been conducted on the prevalence or impact of delay on patient outcomes.
Any cargo for the next port, or next trip, is bound to be delayed.
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