slack time

slack time

[′slak ‚tīm]
(engineering)
For an activity in a PERT or critical-path-method network, the difference between the latest possible completion time of each activity which will not delay the completion of the overall project, and the earliest possible completion time, based on all predecessor activities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There was a slack time at noon, and the dories began to search for amusement.
It was the slack time of the day in such a region, as he well knew, yet he was curious to see.
It was a slack time. The war was momentarily inactive, and the newspapers seized with avidity on this crime in fashionable life: "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" was the topic of the moment.
Week-davs, in the slack time after the midday meal, then perhaps one might worry about the Empire and international politics; but not on a sunny Sunday, with a pretty girl trailing behind one, and envious cyclists trying to race you.
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.
There had been slack times in his trade because of the strikes in the other trades.
Holding control strategy is an effective way to alleviate bus bunching phenomenon and improve the reliability of bus service, however too much slack time may significantly reduce the operational efficiency and lead to undesirable passenger travel cost and bus overloading.
It can be argued that now is the time for companies to invest in training, to make the most of any slack time to gain an all-important competitive advantage.
Keep a diary of your week so you can see what activities kept you busy and moving and where a little slack time could next week be filled with exercise (for example, could you have walked to the post office rather than taken the car?).
"After Christmas is a particularly slack time sales-wise, and The Brits is what tends to kick off the whole industry for a new year.
Even in pre-Christmas weeks, a traditionally slack time for home-hunting and house sales homes in the lower to middle pounds 65,000 to pounds 130,000 price range in Knowle were selling in two weeks and middle range houses in the pounds 50,000 price brack et in Erdington were going in six weeks.
This is a slack time of year for spa operators, so they offer special deals, including some treatments, to get large bums on Conran seats.