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"moratorium" in British English

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moratoriumnoun [C]

uk   /ˌmɒr.əˈtɔː.ri.əm/  us   /ˌmɔːr.əˈtɔːr.i.əm/ (plural moratoriums or moratoria ) formal
a stopping of an activity for an agreed amount of time: a five-year worldwide moratorium on nuclear weapons testing
(Definition of moratorium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"moratorium" in American English

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moratoriumnoun [C]

 us   /ˌmɔr·əˈtɔr·i·əm, ˌmɑr-, -ˈtoʊr-/
a stopping of an activity for an agreed period of time: They are proposing a five-year moratorium on whaling.
(Definition of moratorium from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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moratoriumnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌmɒrəˈtɔːriəm/ (plural moratoriums or moratoria)
a period of time during which a particular activity is stopped: a moratorium on sth The European Union imposed a two-year moratorium on new GM imports. end/impose/lift a moratorium
(also debt moratorium) FINANCE an agreed period of time during which a country does not have to pay its debt to other countries: An immediate debt moratorium would free resources for poor countries to spend on health and education programmes.
(Definition of moratorium from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “moratorium”
in Chinese (Simplified) 暂停,中止…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暫停,中止…
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