delayed-action

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adjective

variants or less commonly delay-action
⸗ˈ⸗ˈ⸗⸗
1
: tending to act or become effective only after some usually predetermined period of time
2
of an explosive projectile : detonating some time after it strikes the target

delayed action

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noun

: a device for automatically releasing the shutter of a camera after a certain period of time to enable the photographer to appear in the picture

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Noun

delayed-action

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“Delayed-action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delayed-action. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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