Business Dictionary :
Delay : noun : time when someone or something is later than planned
• There was a delay of thirty minutes before the AGM started.
• The AGM started after a thirty minute delay.
• We are sorry for the delay in supplying your order.
• We are sorry for the delay in replying to your letter.
: to be late
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• To make someone late…
• He was delayed because his taxi had an accident.
• The company has delayed payment of all invoices.