transmission on 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

what does it mean when it takes awhile to shift into another gear? (automatic trans.) especially when shift to reverse!

2 answers
It can mean many things, but check the basics first. Check fluid level and condition. If the transmission has a throttle cable or linkage, check the adjustment. Check for trouble codes in the transmission control module too!
It sounds like a vaccum line is off.