1 time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" [syn: delay, hold, time lag, wait]
Nounpostponement (Plural: postponements)
- A delay, as a formal
delay in a proceeding.
- The lawyer asked for a postponement in the trial so he could spend more time preparing before it began.
Postponement is a business strategy that maximizes possible benefit and minimizes risk by delaying further investment into a product or service until the last possible moment. An example of this strategy is Dell Computers' build-to-order online store. Postponent is mentioned in Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat.
postponement in German: Postponement
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