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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There was a slack time at noon, and the dories began to search for amusement.
It was the slack time of the day in such a region, as he well knew, yet he was curious to see.
Week-davs, in the slack time after the midday meal, then perhaps one might worry about the Empire and international politics; but not on a sunny Sunday, with a pretty girl trailing behind one, and envious cyclists trying to race you.
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.
There had been slack times in his trade because of the strikes in the other trades.
Thus, I can tutor my children during slack time and even go home for lunch.
It exploited a parallel prefix adder structure at the middle stage for increasing the slack time, which provided us with the opportunity for lowering the energy consumption by reducing the supply voltage.
Since software deployments change, this is a task that we foresee doing in slack time before each new semester.
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.
Section 4 addresses the DVFS and slack time task scheduling to save power in WBAN.