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Adjourn, Postpone, Put off, Cancel (Explained in Hindi & English)

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Adjourn, Postpone, Put off, Cancel (Explained in Hindi)

1. Adjournment

जब कोई आयोजन पूर्व से निर्धारित किसी तिथि पर शुरू हो जाता है और इसके बाद आगे की किसी तिथि अथवा समय तक के लिए टाल दिया जाता है तो उसको adjournment कहा जाता है; जैसे

a) The district judge adjourned the case for 16 weeks to allow time for experts to give evidence.
b) They adjourned the meeting until after lunch.
c) The meeting adjourned for lunch.
d) The proceedings have now been adjourned until next week.
e) I am afraid the court may not adjourn until three or even later.

2. Postpone/Put off

जब कोई आयोजन पूर्व से निर्धारित किसी तिथि पर शुरू किये बिना ही आगे की किसी तिथि अथवा समय तक के लिए टाल दिया जाता है तो उसको ‘Put off’ अथवा ‘postponement’ कहा जाता है; जैसे

a) They had to postpone/put the wedding off because the bride’s mother had an accident.
b) I’ll postpone/put off going to Mumbai until you’re well enough to look after yourself again.
c) The meeting has been postponed/put off for a week.
d) We’ve had to postpone/put off our wedding until September.
e) He keeps postponing/putting off going to the dentist.
f) The match has been postponed/put off until tomorrow because of bad weather.
g) This is not a decision that can be postponed/put off much longer.
h) We’ve had to postpone/put off going to England because the children are ill.

Adjournment और Put off/Postponement में अंतर

Adjournment और put off/postponement में अंतर यह है कि जब कोई आयोजन पूर्व से निर्धारित किसी तिथि अथवा समय पर शुरू हो जाता है और इसके बाद आगे की किसी तिथि अथवा समय तक के लिए टाल दिया जाता है तो उसको adjournment कहा जाता है; और जब कोई आयोजन पूर्व से निर्धारित किसी तिथि अथवा समय पर शुरू किये बिना ही आगे की किसी तिथि अथवा समय तक के लिए टाल दिया जाता है तो उसको ‘Put off’ अथवा ‘postponement’ कहा जाता है.

3. Cancel

यदि कोई पूर्व निर्धारित आयोजन विधिवत रूप से बिल्कुल रद्द कर दिया जाता है तो उसको cancel करना कहा जाता है; जैसे

a) The foreign minister has cancelled his trip to the USA.
b) Over 80 flights were cancelled because of bad weather.

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Adjourn, Postpone, Put off, Cancel (Explained in English)

1. Adjournment

When a meeting or any other event is held at the notified date and put off to a future date is called adjournment; e.g.

a) The district judge adjourned the case for 16 weeks to allow time for experts to give evidence.
b) They adjourned the meeting until after lunch.
c) The meeting adjourned for lunch.
d) The proceedings have now been adjourned until next week.
e) I am afraid the court may not adjourn until three or even later.

2. Postpone/Put off

When a meeting or any other even is put off without holding it at the notified date is called postponement. ‘Put off’ 0r ‘postponement’ is the same thing; e.g.

a) They had to postpone/put the wedding off because the bride’s mother had an accident.
b) I’ll postpone/put off going to Mumbai until you’re well enough to look after yourself again.
c) The meeting has been postponed/put off for a week.
d) We’ve had to postpone/put off our wedding until September.
e) He keeps postponing/putting off going to the dentist.
f) The match has been postponed/put off until tomorrow because of bad weather.
g) This is not a decision that can be postponed/put off much longer.
h) We’ve had to postpone/put off going to England because the children are ill.

Difference between Adjournment and Put off/Postponement

The difference between adjournment and put off/postponement is that in adjournment a meeting or any other event is held at the notified date, time and place and put off to a future date, time and place, while postponement a meeting or any other event is put off without holding it at the notified date, time and place.

3. Cancel

If you cancel something that was arranged, you decide officially that it will not take place at all.

a) The foreign minister has cancelled his trip to the USA.
b) Over 80 flights were cancelled because of bad weather.

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