Meaning of DELAY in English

DELAY

n.

Pronunciation: di- ' l ā , d ē -

Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 a : the act of delaying : the state of being delayed <get started without delay > b : an instance of being delayed

2 : the time during which something is delayed <a delay of 30 minutes>

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