Meaning of delayed

de•layed

Pronunciation: (di-lād'), [key]
— adj. Physics.
  1. of or pertaining to a particle, as a neutron or alpha particle, that is emitted from an excited nucleus formed in a nuclear reaction, the emission occurring some time after the reaction is completed.
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