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Definition of "deferred" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."