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deference

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deference/ˈdɛfərəns/noun
deference
/ˈdɛfərəns/
noun
Learner's definition of DEFERENCE  
[noncount]formal
: a way of behaving that shows respect for someone or something — often + to

in deference to

orout of deference to
: in order to show respect for the opinions or influence of (someone or something) : out of respect for (someone or something)

— deferential

/ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃəl/adjective,[more deferential; most deferential]

— deferentially

adverb
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