ajournement

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ajourner +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

ajournement m (plural ajournements)

  1. adjournment
  2. deferment, postponement
  3. referral
  4. failure at an exam with an option to resit it

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

à jour +‎ -ment, first part from French à jour (up-to-date), first part from Middle French [Term?], from Old French a (to), from Latin ad (to), from Proto-Italic *ad (to), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (to) + from French jour (day), from Old French jorn, jor (day), from Latin diurnum [tempus], from diurnus (daily), from earlier *diusnus, from both diūs, from Old Latin, from Proto-Italic *djous (day) from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws (sky), from earlier *dyéws, from *dyew- (sky) and *s + and from -nus, from Proto-Italic *-nos, from Proto-Indo-European *-nós.

Last part from French -ment, from Middle French -ment, from Old French -ment, from Late Latin -mentum (instrument), from -menta, from Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥teh₂, from *-mn̥ + *-teh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʃʉːɳəˈmaŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aŋ
  • Hyphenation: a‧jour‧ne‧ment

Noun[edit]

ajournement n (definite singular ajournementet, indefinite plural ajournement, definite plural ajournementa or ajournementene)

  1. a delay or postponement (a period of time before an event occurs)

Related terms[edit]

  • ajourføre (to make up to speed, update)
  • ajournere (to postpone or adjourn)
  • ajourinnfattet (framed so that the top and bottom are free (of a stone or jewelry))

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