Definition of deferral in US English:

deferral

noun

  • A postponement of an action or event.

    ‘they agreed to a deferral of industrial action’
    ‘they can offer deferrals on loan repayments’
    ‘it is unclear whether deferral of feeding is beneficial’
    • ‘Perhaps the Leeds board felt they would win public support by asking the players to share the burden by taking a pay deferral.’
    • ‘He said the deferrals would help keep the Budget in the black.’
    • ‘The bank examines each loan on a case-by-case basis and can offer deferrals on loan capital and interest repayments for up to three years.’
    • ‘Paston's mother negotiates a deferral of the debt payment.’
    • ‘At minimum, you should consider making salary deferrals up to the maximum amount your employer will match.’
    • ‘Once these questions have been adequately answered, the deferral can be granted.’
    • ‘Your salary deferral election, including the amount you plan to defer, must be made by the last day of your tax year.’
    • ‘An attempt by Fearnley to have the appointments deferred again after previous deferrals was voted down six to one.’
    • ‘Customer deferrals of capital expenditure are creating one of the worst technology investment climates seen in 10 years.’
    • ‘For nationalists and republicans, the further deferral of progress and reform is not an option.’

Pronunciation

deferral

/dəˈfərəl//dəˈfərəl/