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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.
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The article pointed out that some "are hesitant to explain fully their connections with the lobbyist.
Before reading your article, I was very hesitant and uncertain about attending the school of my dreams because of its high price tag and the amount of debt I would be in after graduation.
Fearing retribution, they may be hesitant to speak up at shelters, said executive director Raeline Nobles.
Making New Friends is the story of a young boy named TJ who has just moved into a new residence with his family and is hesitant about going out to meet the kids in his new neighborhood.
In Several Stories, which his Misnomer Dance Theatre brings to Battery Park this month, six dancers scuttle with the clean, exuberant line of early Nikolais/Louis works, their hesitant legs thrusting forward like the limbs of a praying mantis, They might be acolytes of Pan or creatures from the world of Dr.
Many schools are hesitant to charge their students another $400 to $500 a year especially in these times when college costs are rising across the board.
David Shreve, senior education committee director for education at the National Conference of State Legislatures, says many measures were defeated because taxpayers and state officials are hesitant to pass more funding mandates.
Why do you think some countries are hesitant to intervene in Darfur?
Though I'm still hesitant about The Giants' fluffy orange mascot.
This hesitant line, in tandem with a strange sense of nervous energy, characterizes many of the drawings.
However, horizontal commercial markets have been somewhat hesitant to adopt a new PC form factor in a world of slow-growing IT budgets.
Some moviegoers may have been hesitant to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ because of its use of Aramaic and Latin with English subtitles.