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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of delaying; postponement. Also: a delay of induction into military service.

Usage examples (35)
  • The college student received his deferment in April.
  • I had a kindergarten deferment, which is how I didn't ...
  • "It was either leave the country, get drafted, or find a job with a critical-skills deferment, which is what I did," he says.
  • Delhi: The Left parties on Monday termed the deferment of the nuclear liability bill in the Lok Sabha as a "victory of opposition". for more
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