abeyance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “abeyance” in the English Dictionary

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abeyancenoun [U]

uk   us   /əˈbeɪ.əns/ formal
a ​state of not ​happening or being used at ​present: Hostilities between the two ​groups have been in abeyance since last ​June. The ​project is being held in abeyance until ​agreement is ​reached on ​funding it.
(Definition of abeyance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abeyance”
in Spanish pendiente, en suspenso…
in Vietnamese sự hoãn lại…
in Malaysian dibiarkan begitu saja…
in Thai การระงับไว้ชั่วคราว…
in French en suspens…
in German in der Schwebe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 搁置, 暂时中止, 暂缓…
in Indonesian tertunda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擱置, 暫時中止, 暫緩…
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