slack time

slack time

[′slak ‚tīm]
(engineering)
For an activity in a PERT or critical-path-method network, the difference between the latest possible completion time of each activity which will not delay the completion of the overall project, and the earliest possible completion time, based on all predecessor activities.
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It was the slack time of the day in such a region, as he well knew, yet he was curious to see.
There had been slack times in his trade because of the strikes in the other trades.
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.
NE1's restaurant week began five years ago as a good wheeze to put bums on seats at what is traditionally a slack time of the year.
The authors report that firm employees completed their daily tasks faster than they did before the recession, boosting productivity by about 5 percent over the recession period and keeping their slack time unchanged.
Summer is traditionally a slack time for raising exploration money.
An additional feature also allows for a personal slack time - the time you may need to be actually ready to leave the house, e.
Fishers often take their holiday breaks in early spring or autumn, normally a slack time for tourism.
A modified Dijkstra's algorithm for critical path method [5] is developed to find earliest event time, latest event time and slack time for each of its activities in a project network.
United has not ordered new aircraft for several years and by dangling a huge order at such a slack time it will be aiming to buy the jets at bargain prices.
He started tying flies during the winter to use up the slack time between fishing seasons and became good enough to sell his flies to Boston area shops.
We tried to make it as easy as possible for them, so they could learn during slack time, waiting at the airport or driving in the car.