Definition of postponement in English:

postponement

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of postponing something; deferral:

    ‘the postponement of the elections’
    [count noun] ‘after repeated postponements, Berlin's new Jewish Museum is officially open’
    • ‘The delays and postponements could have affected our team in a bad way.’
    • ‘These factors can easily lead to delays or postponements that simply don't happen with other clients.’
    • ‘And every day we read about delays, postponements, difficulties in the trial, terrible security problems.’
    • ‘In a way, this can be expected with the number of delays, postponements and redesigns the game went through.’
    • ‘It is important to note that the postponements or adjournments were all with the consent of the appellant, as we have already observed.’
    deferral, deferment, delay, putting back, putting off, rescheduling, adjournment, shelving, suspension
    stay, respite
    moratorium
    continuance
    put-off
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Pronunciation:

postponement

/pəʊs(t)ˈpəʊnm(ə)nt/