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response time

[ri′späns ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The delay experienced in time sharing between request and answer, a delay which increases when the number of users on the system increases.
(control systems)
The time required for the output of a control system or element to reach a specified fraction of its new value after application of a step input or disturbance.
(electricity)
The time it takes for the pointer of an electrical or electronic instrument to come to rest at a new value, after the quantity it measures has been abruptly changed.

response time

(1) The time it takes for a pixel to change color. See pixel response time.

(2) The time it takes for a remote server to fulfill a user's query and return the answer such as retrieving a customer record, Web page or search result. See real-time system.
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The March quarter figures show response times continue to vary depending on the type of environment, with brigades responding to:
Our approach efficiently schedules physical resources for applications deployed in containers to achieve desired response time, which can well deal with sudden workloads.
Based on the risk records and dynamic development in Dubai, we are fully aware of the need to enhance the response time significantly to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's in making Dubai one of the safest cities in the world.
"We are committed to further enhancing the response time as part of contributing to realising the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai one of the safest cities in the world.
However, Trustee Paul Hoefert noted the move would mean longer response times to properties in the village's downtown.
Response times in the region are up from 6.9 minutes in 2015-16, and are the longest since records began in 1994/95.
They indicate that response time is "considered an indicator of EMS performance worldwide", yet the reference cited, and others eloquently reviewed by Al-Shaqsi (2) contradicts this.
The eight-minute response time is there because it was set by the NHS, no doubt because it was thought to increase a patient's chance of survival.
Richard Lee, director of operations at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said the average response time to all callouts was five minutes and one second.

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