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delay

[di′lā]
(communications)
Time required for a signal to pass through a device or a conducting medium.
Time which elapses between the instant at which any designated point of a transmitted wave passes any two designated points of a transmission circuit; such delay is primarily determined by the constants of the circuit.
(industrial engineering)
Interruption of the normal tempo of an operation; may be avoidable or unavoidable.

Delay

 

in automatic control systems, a phenomenon that consists in the fact that when the input signal of a system or device begins to change, the output signal begins to change only after a certain time interval, called the delay time. The component of the delay time determined by the final intrinsic rate of propagation of the signal is called the transport delay. Delay may also be caused by the inertia of the system. In electronic simulation equipment, delay is created artificially in delay circuits, which retard the reproduction of the signal by some predetermined time interval. Such delay is used in the simulation of many technological processes associated with matter transfer or power transmission.

delay

i. As it pertains to air traffic control, delays are incurred when a controller takes any action that prevents an aircraft from proceeding normally to its destination for an interval of 15 minutes or more. This includes actions to delay departing, en route, or arriving aircraft, as well as actions taken at destination airports. See also absolute delay.
ii. In radar operations, the ground distance from a point directly beneath the aircraft to the beginning of the area of a radar scan.
iii. The electronic delay of the start of the time base used to select a particular segment of the total.
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As mentioned in the Introduction, the violation of monotonicity implies that once a flight is deemed "delayed" the airline has no incentive to shorten the delay as far as minimizing [D.sub.1](X) is concerned.
In mathematics coursetaking, one-quarter of delayed entrants completed courses no higher than those identified as nonacademic (such as remedial or business mathematics), compared with 7 percent of immediate entrants (figure F).
(91) A contractor's orchestration of manpower and equipment across many projects is often a complicated matter, and rarely can idle resources be simply shifted to another site at no cost when a project is delayed.
However, we found no real differences in the degree of early and late postoperative pain and a higher incidence of delayed bleeding (10.7 vs.
The Larnaca to Birmingham flight, expected to jet off at 4am on Saturday, was delayed until 6.05pm.
In Freitas, the court suggested that extensions of the 7-day notice requirement should not be granted except "on a strong showing of necessity."(16) Subsequently, the court in Villegas confronted a defense challenge to a surreptitious search where the notice of the search was delayed for more than 2 months.
Two months later, 88 percent of children whose cord had been immediately clamped had signs of early onset iron deficiency anemia-almost twice as many as in either of the delayed clamping groups, reports Perez-Escamilla.
Baron, Lancraft, and Caglayan (1982) used an optimal control approach to return control with delayed feedback to its nondelayed form, and McFarland (1988) incorporated present position and several past values of velocity to predict position at the end of a delay.
The basic concept defining the CVDL allows the laser beam to be injected into the crystal at a variable distance d, where it is modulated by the acoustic column and converted into a delayed replica of the input by a photodetector.
Several sources identify both "delayed recovery" and "malingering" as rare.
If there is a genuine concern around the security of the flight, the plane will be grounded or flight delayed as witnessed in the recent breach of security at the Lagos airport where one Usman Adamu, a citizen of the Republic of Niger, was seen crawling out of an aircraft engine belonging to Azman airline, and proceeded to climb on its wing thus creating commotion.
Nearly a third of all Vueling flights out of Cardiff (30%) were delayed by at least 15 minutes, the analysis shows.

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