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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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Counties in delayer states evidence increasing levels of toxic releases.
Such long chains of opening markers function as emotional stallers or delayers, giving narrators time to think and 'get ready' for the task of recounting painful intimate events.
And his admittedly nonscientific conclusion was that "the members of the wine industry are not purveyors of poison, as the antialcohol lobby groups would have us believe, but actually delayers of death and will help you to die young as late as possible.
Casey and her co-investigators recruited 59 adults who participated as young children in the original study and represented either extreme of the delayed-gratification spectrum-high delayers and low delayers.
Different applications for these compounds exist, between which can be mentioned: fiber glass, enamels, fire delayers, fertilizers and agricultural herbicides (IPCS, 1998).
France has been leading the doubters and delayers that include Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Spain.
In another study, anticipators were more approving of premarital sex, reported less parental monitoring, were less influenced by parents and perceived more peer sexual behavior than delayers.
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.