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wait

1. Rare a band of musicians who go around the streets, esp at Christmas, singing and playing carols
2. an interlude or interval between two acts or scenes in a play, etc.

What does it mean when you dream about waiting?

Waiting can be a straightforward representation of some situation we are waiting for in our waking life. It also might be an allusion to an idiom, such as “waiting in the wings,” “wait and see,” or “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

wait

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(control systems)
Cessation of motion of a robot manipulator, under computer control, until further notice.
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Conversely, several cities saw improvements when comparing wait times to wait time satisfaction levels.
Treatment waits were about 11-percent higher than they were the following year.
The mean waiting room wait time was 12 minutes, the mean examination room wait time was 7.
To wait in this manner is to live radically attuned to a will and a purpose other than our own; it is to relinquish control over the future in order to let God set the parameters and plot the course.
Wait a While's biggest previous victory was a 14-length win in the Grade II Davona Dale on a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park.
If your friend is fine with your dating him, wait a few weeks before asking him out to make sure they don't get back together.
42% increase in average door-to-provider wait times nationwide between 2007 and 2009.
Yesterday the Scottish Executive said the increase was due to the fact patients who were waiting longest were now getting treated - pushing up the average wait figure.
at Abergavenny's Nevill Hall, patients with back pain wait at least 22 weeks to be seen - but if they're sent to Llandough by their GP they'll be waiting more than two years patients waiting for knee replacement operations in North Wales have to wait more than two years for their first outpatient appointment - but if you live in Gwent you could be waiting for up to three-anda-half years patients needing brain surgery could be seen in as little time as nine weeks if they're with Bro Taf Health Authority, but if they're with Iechyd Morgannwg they'll be waiting at least 39 weeks.
Initiate's experience developing integrated electronic health information systems in Canada will be of great value as we work together to create an electronic wait time management system in Ontario," said Terry Sullivan, chief executive officer of Cancer Care Ontario.
The biggest problem facing the NHS in meeting waiting time targets is the unacceptably long time some patients have to wait for diagnostic and therapy services, such as speech therapy.