Do these two phrases have the same meaning?

  1. price of delayed order
  2. delayed order price

I think they are the same, but I'm not sure. Which is more common and less difficult to understand if there is a significant difference?

  • Strange 5 persons edited question but still no answer :) – Chameleon Apr 25 '13 at 12:45
  • I would include some reference and the context if i were you. People on SE tend to ignore questions with general reference or no reference at all. – Fr0zenFyr Apr 26 '13 at 5:38
  • Example: "See a price of delayed order." or "See delayed order price"? – Chameleon Apr 26 '13 at 9:59

It may be stretching it, but I think they could have different implications:

  1. "price of delayed order" could mean the (total) price of the order, which happens to have been delayed (and/or distinguishing it from another order which wasn't delayed).
  2. "delayed order price" could be the (extra) cost incurred as a result of the order being (or having been) delayed.

But it depends on context!

  • O.K. If the context will be the same meaning of both will be the same (I am not native speaker)? – Chameleon May 13 '13 at 12:24

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