As a result, we'll be pushing back the interviews for the executive assistant position - including the one scheduled for you on Tuesday - by one day.

What does the "by" mean in this sentence?
I guess it means the interview might be held on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
Am I right?

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You are right. The construction used here is push back by one/some hour(s)/day(s)/etc.

push back by one day means make something happen a day later.

This construction has an antonym - push forward.

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