resolving time

resolving time

[ri′zälv·iŋ ‚tīm]
(computer science)
In computers, the shortest permissible period between trigger pulses for reliable operation of a binary cell.
(engineering)
Minimum time interval, between events, that can be detected; resolving time may refer to an electronic circuit, to a mechanical recording device, or to a counter tube.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Counters also suffer from coincidence losses where two x rays enter the counter within the resolving time of the electronics where one pulse of twice the amplitude is generated.
The clock's method of resolving time differs greatly from that of its predecessor, which fired heated cesium atoms horizontally through a microwave cavity at high speed.