Post·pone·ment n. The act of postponing; a deferring, or putting off, to a future time; a temporary delay.
n 1: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay
caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the
action" [syn: delay, hold, time lag, wait]
2: act of putting off to a future time [syn: deferment, deferral]