hesitation

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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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This had always been the conclusion of Will's hesitations.
Sir Percival's suggestion, politely as it was expressed, appeared to her, as it appeared to me, to point very delicately at the hesitation which her manner had betrayed a moment or two since.
He strode without hesitation to the table where Mr.
He had sacrificed his fortune, and was now risking his life, all without hesitation, from duty, in silence.
Tales of hesitation and uncertainty on the part of those high in place and responsibility came to their ears.
The movable bridges, the agitated sailors, the noise of the water on the pebbles, the cries and importunities of those who wait upon the shores, are multiplied details of that sensation which is summed up in one single result -- hesitation.
That moment of moral hesitation which decides the fate of battles had arrived.