retention time

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retention time

[ri′ten·chən ‚tīm]
(analytical chemistry)
In gas chromatography, the time at which the center, or maximum, of a symmetrical peak occurs on a gas chromatogram.
(electronics)
The maximum time between writing into a storage tube and obtaining an acceptable output by reading. Also known as storage time.
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336-1(b)(6)(ii)(B) that allows S to treat the sale of old T and the deemed sale of old T subsidiary to new T as a QSD, even though it is also a QSP.