delayed-action

adjective
variants: or less commonly delay-action \⸗ˈ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \

Definition of delayed-action 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Definition of delayed action (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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