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Delay (from Latin: dilatio) may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Science and technology[edit]

Computing and telecommunication[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

  • Bi-directional delay line, a numerical analysis technique used in computer simulation for solving ordinary differential equations by converting them to hyperbolic equations
  • Delay composition, delay charge or delay train, a pyrotechnic chemical mixture used to delay the firing of an explosion (delay-action bomb)
  • Delayed gratification, the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate reward and wait for a later reward
  • Shapiro time delay, a test used to confirm general relativity
  • Speech delay, also known as alalia, refers to a delay in the development or use of the mechanisms that produce speech


  • Delay (game), an official decision to stop a sporting event after commencement
  • Delay of game, an action in a sports game in which a player or team deliberately stalls the game

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