Definition of deferral noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈfɜːrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfɜːrəl//
(also deferment
BrE BrE//dɪˈfɜːmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfɜːrmənt//
[uncountable, countable](formal)
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the action of delaying something until a later time The request for a deferral of the inquiry was refused. Some students were granted a deferment of payment of tuition fees.