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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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After the intervention, hesitancy in the intervention group was 7.
Vaccine hesitancy is often unrecognized or un-talked about and we have very little information and measurement of its actual impact.
There were huge signs of hesitancy and nervousness around Goodison Park last Saturday in the 1-1 draw against West Ham.
Nothing could have stopped Hitler except his own hesitancy.
It is a tale of 'family affection, of privilege, hesitancy, self-preservation and public duty'.
But despite the lively start it was TIBS who took the lead capitalising on some hesitancy in the Saltburn defence.
King publicly and humbly acknowledged his hesitancy as he contemplated taking a then-unpopular stance.
Substitute Lee Chapman was twice denied by Foster before Donaldson took advantage of hesitancy in the home defence to hit the winner.
Dobson said he had some hesitancy about jumping into politics this year because he didn't think the Republicans had done enough on "pro-family" issues, but then quickly explained he changed his mind "because the alternative is terrible.
Wade Small and Chris Brunt had cancelled out Clarke's opener by taking advantage of hesitancy.
I also have no hesitancy recommending a main-course plate known as chicken casadora ($14.