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Definitions for deferral
dɪˈfɜr əlde·fer·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deferral, recessnoun

    a state of abeyance or suspended business

  2. postponement, deferment, deferralnoun

    act of putting off to a future time


  1. deferralnoun

    An act of deferring, a deferment.

    Etymology: with ‘r’ doubled to clarify pronunciation.

  2. deferralnoun

    An accrual.

    Etymology: with ‘r’ doubled to clarify pronunciation.

  3. deferralnoun

    A prepayment.

    Etymology: with ‘r’ doubled to clarify pronunciation.


  1. Deferral

    Deferred, in accrual accounting, is any account where the asset or liability is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, etc. The deferred item may be carried, dependent on type of deferral, as either an asset or liability. See also accrual. Unfortunately, the term deferral is also often used as an abbreviation for the terms deferred expense and deferred revenue that share the common name word, but they have the opposite economic / accounting characteristics. ⁕Deferred expense: Expense is recognized after cash is paid out. ⁕Deferred revenue: Revenue is recognized after cash is received.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deferral in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deferral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of deferral in a Sentence

  1. Seth Kleinman from Citi:

    All these project cancellations and deferral and cut backs are setting the world up for tighter oil markets in the medium term (2017-19) unless the record Middle East oil rig count successfully translates into significantly higher production, demand will have its say but from a supply perspective it is hard not to believe the seeds of the next price spike are being sown today.

  2. Daniel Rosario:

    The Commission hopes that a solution will be found to the current deferral.

  3. Kevin Cramer:

    Maybe some tax cuts or tax deferral would be in order, but I'm not sure the market's looking for stimulation into the economy. The market is looking for the coronavirus to be solved.

  4. Chief Executive Robert Martin:

    Our general approach has been to talk about a three-month deferral where we maybe defer around half of their rent and then have them pay back whenever their strong period is later in the year.

  5. Tara Goodin:

    The FDA will closely monitor the effects of moving to a 12-month deferral for MSM over the next few years in order to help ensure that blood safety is maintained. At the same time, the FDA will continue to review its donor deferral policies to ensure they reflect the most up-to-date scientific knowledge. This process must be data-driven, so the timeframe for future changes is not something we can predict.

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. distinguish
    • B. attend
    • C. depend
    • D. fudge

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