Definition of "deferred" []

  • Postponed or delayed: deferred gratification; deferred military draft. (adjective)
  • Withheld until a future date: deferred benefits; a deferred payment. (adjective)
  • Withheld over a certain period; postponed (adjective)

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  • (of shares) ranking behind other types of shares for dividend (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deferred" in a sentence
  • "And I want to emphasize, Larry, if I might this is what they call a deferred emergency and I believe someone said it a few minutes ago, you know."
  • "Short term deferred values increased to $192.5 million up 25% year-over-year."
  • "The FHFA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, approved pay packages that allow for long-term deferred compensation and bonus pay valued at millions in cash."