The construction of railways was long deferred and slowly accomplished.
But the question was only deferred and not settled.
It will no doubt aid the understanding of the functions of the latter if some explanation is offered of the needs met by the former, which are sometimes known technically as " deferred deliveries."
If the crop failed, payment was deferred and no interest could be charged for that year.
(iii.) The general statement of the laws of operation of fractions is perhaps best deferred until we come to fractional numbers, when letters can be used to express the laws of multiplication and division of such numbers.