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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-jurn-muh nt]
    • /əˈdʒɜrn mənt/
    • /əˈʤɜːnmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-jurn-muh nt]
    • /əˈdʒɜrn mənt/

Definitions of adjournment word

  • countable noun adjournment An adjournment is a temporary stopping of a trial, enquiry, or other meeting. 3
  • noun adjournment an adjourning or being adjourned 3
  • noun adjournment the time of being adjourned 3
  • noun adjournment the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned. 1
  • noun adjournment An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned. 1
  • noun adjournment postponement 1

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Origin of adjournment

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
1635-45; < Anglo-French adjournement, Middle French. See adjourn, -ment

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Parts of speech for Adjournment


adjournment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjournment

noun adjournment

  • deferment — Deferment means arranging for something to happen at a later date.
  • recess — temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity.
  • deferral — Deferral means the same as deferment.
  • postponement — to put off to a later time; defer: He has postponed his departure until tomorrow.
  • interruption — an act or instance of interrupting.

Antonyms for adjournment

noun adjournment

  • continuation — The continuation of something is the fact that it continues, rather than stopping.
  • persistence — the act or fact of persisting.
  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.
  • continuance — The continuance of something is its continuation.
  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.

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