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"adjourn" in British English

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adjournverb [I or T]

uk   /əˈdʒɜːn/  us   /-ˈdʒɝːn/ formal
adjournment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
The ​defenceattorneyrequested an adjournment. The court's adjournment ​means that a ​decision will not be ​reached until ​December at the ​earliest.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of adjourn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adjourn" in American English

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adjournverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈdʒɜrn/
to ​rest or ​pause during a ​meeting or ​trial: [T] They adjourned the ​meeting until after ​lunch.
adjournment
noun [C/U]  us   /əˈdʒɜrn·mənt/
[C] There was a two-day adjournment in the ​trial.
(Definition of adjourn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adjourn" in Business English

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adjournverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈdʒɜːn/ formal
MEETINGS, LAW to temporarily end a ​meeting or ​trial: adjourn for sth The ​meeting adjourned for ​lunch.adjourn a case/hearing/trial/inquest/meeting The ​districtjudge adjourned the ​case for 16 weeks to ​allowtime for ​experts to give ​evidence.
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(Definition of adjourn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adjourn”
in Spanish aplazar…
in Vietnamese hoãn lại…
in Malaysian tangguh…
in Thai เลื่อน…
in French ajourner (à)…
in German vertagen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)休会, (使)休庭…
in Turkish ertelemek, ara vermek, kesmek…
in Russian откладывать…
in Indonesian menunda, menangguhkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)休會, (使)休庭…
in Polish odraczać…
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