hesitation

(redirected from Hesitants)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

hesitation

[‚hez·ə′tā·shən]
(computer science)
A brief automatic suspension of the operations of a main program in order to perform all or part of another operation, such as rapid transmission of data to or from a peripheral unit.
References in classic literature ?
She was still in this hesitant frame of mind when she entered Reigelheimer's Restaurant, and it perturbed her that she could not come to some definite decision on Mr Pickering, for those subtle signs which every woman can recognize and interpret told her that the latter, having paved the way by talking machinery for a week, was about to boil over and speak of higher things.
She paused for a moment, hesitant and debating, then went on in a queer low voice.
He seemed to find much food for thought in this; but his reply was very slow and hesitant.