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DEFERMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deferment mean? 

DEFERMENT (noun)
  The noun DEFERMENT has 1 sense:

1. act of putting off to a future time

  Familiarity information: DEFERMENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFERMENT (noun)


Sense 1deferment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of putting off to a future time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deferment; deferral; postponement

Hypernyms ("deferment" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deferment"):

adjournment (the act of postponing to another time or place)

prorogation (discontinuing the meetings (of a legislative body) without dissolving it)


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