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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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The time lag between these two data points and average time lag for each cancer type were calculated.
For optimum response time, the system designer must know delivery time versus overall system time lag.
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.
As one senior economist put it: "Unfortunately, the economists' time lag can turn into a politician's nightmare.
If an appeal of the agent's proposed tax increases for a business is deemed necessary by the practitioner (and the client's attorney, when appropriate), the time lag can be substantial before the case is heard by an appeals office.
Due to the design-to-production time lag, engine procurement is virtually frozen, supporting the healthy aerospace investment casting business outlook.
This was mainly due to time lag in the adjustment of gas tariffs to reflect actual fuel cost at City Gas and abortive expenses incurred by the Trust in connection with a potential acquisition, partially offset by higher contribution from KMC.
Sanswire says an airship-based network's advantage over a higher-flying satellite is that it will be low enough to allow two-way communication, without the time lag that characterizes satellite phones.
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.
Scientists could calculate the thickness of Europa's crust by using the time lag between the arrival of seismic waves that traveled directly to the instrument and those that first bounced off the lower surface of the crust.
The "Second Avenue" effect, like the Empire (1964) or Couch effect, Is the time lag built Into an artwork--the time required (years of waiting) for it to detonate.