delayed action


delayed action
noun
a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
Hypernyms: ↑mechanism
Part Holonyms: ↑camera, ↑photographic camera

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noun
Etymology: delayed-action
: 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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delayed action noun
The operation of a switch, detonation of explosives, etc some time after the mechanism has been set
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Main Entry:delay

Useful english dictionary. 2012.