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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
post•pone /poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-poned, -pon•ing. 
  1. to put (something) off to a later time:We have postponed our departure until tomorrow.
post•pone•ment, n. [countable]We endured one postponement after another.[uncountable]postponement of the match.See -pon-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
post•pone  (pōst pōn, pōs-), 
v.t., -poned, -pon•ing. 
  1. to put off to a later time;
    defer:He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
  2. to place after in order of importance or estimation; subordinate:to postpone private ambitions to the public welfare.
Etymology:
  • Latin postpōnere to put after, lay aside, equivalent. to post- post- + pōnere to put
  • 1490–1500
post•pona•ble, adj. 
post•ponement, n. 
post•poner, n. 
1 . See defer1. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

postpone /pəʊstˈpəʊn; pəˈspəʊn/ vb (transitive)
  1. to put off or delay until a future time
  2. to put behind in order of importance; defer
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin postpōnere to put after, neglect, from post- + ponere to place

postˈponement n



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