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time lag

[′tīm ‚lag]
(ordnance)
The amount by which the time of fall of a bomb, released under given conditions, would exceed that of an ideal bomb released under identical conditions.
(physics)
The time between a cause and a resultant effect, as between occurrence of a primary ionizing event and its count by a counter.
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As shown, the more the feed rate decreases, the longer the time lag becomes.
Finally, data are lacking regarding the maximum time lag between antibiotic consumption in the community and possible changes in resistance patterns on a national level.
Against this background, a number of alternative scenarios are also presented (see Tables 26 and 27), with other assumptions of potential growth (2.0 and 2.5 percent), inflation propensity (1/10 and 1/2), resource utilization in 2000 (1.0 and -0.5 percent), and time lag in inflationary effects (inflation is impacted by the output gap in the same year).
Again, trade-offs are involved: The more specific are the references in the record of FOMC deliberations, the longer would be the time lag required before disclosure if access to valuable but confidential information on individual companies is to be maintained and used.
The diffusion coefficients are being calculated using the time lag approach (ref 9).
This will reduce the time lag between the time the raw gold is deposited and it starts bearing interest.
"The time lag," Sky News quoted the Queen as saying.
Greencore said that price increases had been achieved to offset all of the significant raw material inflation in the UK convenience categories, although the time lag had impacted on the six month results.
During the outbreak period, the association between drinking water turbidity and physician-diagnosed gastroenteritis was the strongest at a time lag of 7 days in children and 8-9 days in adults (15).
By comparing the intrinsic brightness of a burst--based on the time lag between the high- and low-energy photons--with how bright the burst appears in the sky, researchers could determine how far away it is.
This report on the "Internet time lag" encompasses five broad areas in which participants addressed sets of questions about the long-term consequences of the information revolution: economic consequences; the future of the corporation; social consequences; political consequences; and ramifications for globalization.