• (British) IPA: /dɪˈfɜːd/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of defer


  1. Delayed; put off till later.
    requested a deferred payment
  2. Yielded to someone else's decision or judgment.
    The decision was deferred to the regional manager
  3. (accounting) Whose value is not realized until a future date: e.g. annuities, charges, taxes and income, either as an asset or liability.
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  • German: -aufschub

deferred (plural deferreds)

  1. (programming) Synonym of promise#English|promise (“object representing delayed result”)
  2. (finance) A deferred bond.
    • 2005, Robert Dubil, An Arbitrage Guide to Financial Markets (page 88)
      Only some Eurobonds are Euro straights with normal fixed coupons: many have innovative coupon structures, like zeros, deferreds, or step-ups; many are dual-currency (coupon and principal currencies are not the same); […]

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