time lag


time lag
noun
time during which some action is awaited
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instant replay caused too long a delay

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he ordered a hold in the action

Syn: ↑delay, ↑hold, ↑postponement, ↑wait
Derivationally related forms: ↑wait (for: ↑wait), ↑hold (for: ↑hold), ↑delay (for: ↑delay)
Hypernyms: ↑pause, ↑intermission, ↑break, ↑interruption, ↑suspension
Hyponyms: ↑extension, ↑moratorium, ↑retardation

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noun
1. : an interval of time between two related phenomena (as a cause and its effect)

the time lag between the discovery of a scientific principle and its application — Lamp

have suffered a singular time lag, in bringing to the problems of today and tomorrow the elements of yesterday's thinking — Sidney Wallach

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time lag noun
The interval of delay between two connected events or phenomena
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Main Entry:time

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time lag UK US noun [countable] [singular time lag plural time lags]
the amount of time between two related events
Thesaurus: pauses, intervals and haltssynonym

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time lag,
the amount of time between two related events one of which is usually the result of or dependent upon the other: »

What fascinated me was the time lag between the issue of my instructions to the ship and the ship's response (Joyce Warren).

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n. see lag I (sense 1)

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noun [singular]
: a period of time between two related actions (such as a cause and its effect)

There's a time lag between when you see a stop sign and when your foot steps on the brake.

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ˈtime lag [time lag time lags] (also lag, ˈtime lapse) noun
the period of time between two connected events

There is a long time lag between when I do the work and when I get paid.

See also:lag

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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