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deferred

[ dih-furd ]
/ dɪˈfɜrd /
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adjective
postponed or delayed.
suspended or withheld for or until a certain time or event: a deferred payment; deferred taxes.
classified as temporarily exempt from induction into military service.
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Origin of deferred

First recorded in 1645–55; defer1 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM deferred

un·de·ferred, adjectivewell-de·ferred, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deferred

deferred
/ (dɪˈfɜːd) /

adjective
withheld over a certain period; postponeda deferred payment
(of shares) ranking behind other types of shares for dividend
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