deferral

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deferral act of putting off to a future time
    • n deferral a state of abeyance or suspended business
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Usage

In literature:

This deferral of responsibility brings relief from shame and blame.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Who made that triumph, though deferr'd, secure?
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
She calls thee 'Father,' and the long deferr'd, Long-look'd for vengeance, withers at the word!
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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In poetry:

Behold, thy dust doth stirre;
It moves, it creeps, it aims at thee:
Wilt thou deferre
To succour me,
Thy pile of dust, wherein each crumme
Sayes, Come?
"Longing" by George Herbert
That heart is sick with hope deferr'd ;—
Its dreams are false—its prospects vain—
And friendship's voice is never heard,
To calm my wilder'd fev'rish brain.
"Stanzas - 3" by Mary Anne Browne
"Let not this chief of blessings be deferr'd,
Till you your humble fortunes can improve;
None's poor but he, by sordid fears deterr'd,
Who dares not claim the matchless wealth of Love.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Ech doth deferre from day to day,
And thinkes the morow to amend:
But death arestes vs by the way,
And sodainly some makes their end.
O wretched case that they bee in,
Which die, and not lament their sinne!
"Of the vanitie of this life" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

The illegal immigrants who won deportation deferrals know itâ?s not a permanent fix.
Deportation deferral program not a permanent fix.
How a purse snatcher got life in prison, ICE lawsuit over DREAM-like deferral .
ICE lawsuit over DREAM-like deferral .
'Dreamers' cautious about deferral plan.
State could withhold funds from Metro following Great Hearts deferral .
The program, which grants two-year deportation deferrals and work permits to illegal immigrants brought here as children, creates a herculean job for the federal agency in charge, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
During its November 15 Board meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) reaffirmed its vote against a blanket deferral of Statement 157, Fair Value Measurements.
Increasing use of bonus deferrals, claw-backs and balanced performance measurement.
Recall of PedvaxHIB Led to Nationwide Shortage, Booster Deferrals.
Deferrals are not judgments about individuals but are scientifically based.
The deferral came at the request of Councilman Buddy Baker, who represents the neighborhood and sponsored the bill.
State tight-lipped on deferral of charter school proposal.
The deferral comes as lawmakers questioned how the measure would impact state services, whether it would lead to more discrimination and how it would impact federal money that now flows into the state.
W&T Offshore Cuts Year Production Estimate on Deferrals.
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In science:

Those applicants who did not yet finish their postdoctoral position, but who would like to do so, often engage in a tedious negotiation with the employer institution about a possible deferral of a junior faculty position.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Some institutions have been known to allow several-year deferrals, while others insist on an immediate starting date.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Every effort should be made to accommodate such deferrals when they are requested, with the realization that the junior faculty member will greatly benefit from the additional training that they can receive free of job application pressure.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
However, in many cases there will be real financial reasons that would make such deferrals impossible.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Both of these bounds improve the previous constant factors for MAC algorithms and are based on the use of a new deferral technique that demonstrates the power of procrastination in the context of MAC algorithms.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Our approach does something similar, but augments it with a new deferral technique that may at first seem counter-intuitive.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
As we show in our analysis, this is a case when procrastination provides asymptotic improvements, for this deferral algorithm has a better average-case performance than does the direct do-it-now approach of Greenberg and Ladner.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Finally, if the deferral bucket is non-empty then recursively apply Deferral to the set of items in the deferral bucket.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
In this subsection, we show how to reduce the randomness needed for the deferral algorithm, while keeping it concise.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
The main idea of our modified algorithm is to apply the Deferral algorithm, as described above, but use a random hash function to define the top-level partitioning to be performed.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Apply the deferral algorithm to each bucket, where each y ∈ [0, m − 1] defines a bucket that contains every item x from the set of items, S such that h(x) = y .
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Note that no deferral is needed in this algorithm, because we can always infer whether or not testing in a B2 set will be profitable.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
To this end, the inclusion of a concurrent placebo group is recommended if there are no ethical concerns, i.e. the patients are not harmed by deferral of therapy and are fully informed about alternative (see e.g.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
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