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response time

[ri′späns ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The delay experienced in time sharing between request and answer, a delay which increases when the number of users on the system increases.
(control systems)
The time required for the output of a control system or element to reach a specified fraction of its new value after application of a step input or disturbance.
(electricity)
The time it takes for the pointer of an electrical or electronic instrument to come to rest at a new value, after the quantity it measures has been abruptly changed.

response time

(1) The time it takes for a pixel to change color. See pixel response time.

(2) The time it takes for a remote server to fulfill a user's query and return the answer such as retrieving a customer record, Web page or search result. See real-time system.
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The response time test of humidity transmitters required the presence of two stable environmental conditions and involved moving the test transmitters from one stable environmental condition to the other to create a step change in the relative humidity.
The issuance of Information Document Requests (IDRs) and their response times have always been an area of differences between the IRS and taxpayers/representatives, as to response times, frequency of the issuance of IDRs during the examination process, adequate responses, etc.
We also recommend that, consistent with our suggestion in respect of IDR response time, the procedure provide that the review is based on an average response time.
All of these network characteristics affect the response time and throughput of the system.
Prior research related to this study is classified into the following areas: (1) personality type, anxiety, and time urgency, (2) system response time and time urgency, and (3) system response time variability.

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