holding time


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holding time

[′hōl·diŋ ‚tīm]
(communications)
Period of time a trunk or circuit is in use on a call, including operator's time in connecting and subscriber's or user's conversation time.
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As the holding time increases, the crystallinity keeps increasing until reaching a plateau region at a holding time about 40 s.
For ductile iron, the effect of holding time was investigated at three levels of temperature for 7-10 hr on a typical ductile iron sample.
The results of the first cycle indicate that the hysteresis loss of the filled vulcanizates increases in a progressive manner with the strain rate at a fixed holding time [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].
Limiting porosity formation through shorter holding times and lower melt temperatures means fewer scrapped castings for the foundry and less opportunity for undetected porosity reaching the customer.
Also, to test the effect of holding time on strontium and boron loss, experiments were carried out on melts held in a 660-lb (300-kg) electric furnace.
London's Heathrow Airport has implemented a new air traffic control procedure aimed at reducing holding times for inbound flights.
GAO recommends that Congress establish far shorter holding times for unpublished works, perhaps 5 years, after which the library should dispose of the work--unless the author antes up an additional one-time holding fee of $270.
With the increase in dog licensing fees, the mandatory cat licensing, and state reimbursements for state-ordered mandates on holding times and care required by animal shelters, the city expects it could break even on its animal care costs.
With less risk of sinks, holding times and overall cycles can be trimmed.
Internet traffic congestion occurs when data traffic, with long holding times, is mixed with voice traffic with short holding times.