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Meaning of “deference” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of deference from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deferencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈdef·ə·rəns/
respectshown for another ​person esp. because of that person’s ​experience, ​knowledge, ​age, or ​power: In deference to ​nature lovers, the ​townrefused to ​grant a ​permit to builders who would have ​filled in a ​swamp used by many ​birds.
adjective  us   /ˌdef·əˈren·tʃəl/
A ​smartlawyer is always deferential to a ​judge.
(Definition of deference from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deference”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尊重,尊敬…
in Turkish saygı, hürmet, nezaket…
in Russian почтение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尊重,尊敬…
in Polish szacunek…
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