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Latency

La´ten`cy
n.1.The state or quality of being latent.
To simplify the discussion, I shall distinguish three degrees of this latency.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
2.The time between a stimulus the appearance of the response; the time between any causal action and the first appearance of the effect. Called also latent period.
3.(Med.) The time between exposure to a carcinogen or other disease-causing agent and the appearance of the consequent disease.
Noun1.latency - (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
2.latency - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
3.latency - the state of being not yet evident or active
(communications)latency - 1. The time it takes for a packet to cross a network connection, from sender to receiver.

2. The period of time that a frame is held by a network device before it is forwarded.

Two of the most important parameters of a communications channel are its latency, which should be low, and its bandwidth, which should be high. Latency is particularly important for a synchronous protocol where each packet must be acknowledged before the next can be transmitted.
abeyance, apathy, catalepsy, catatonia, cold storage, deadliness, deathliness, delitescence, doldrums, dormancy, entropy, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, intermission, interruption, languor, latent content, latent meaningfulness, latentness, lotus-eating, passiveness, passivity, possibility, potentiality, quiescence, quiescency, stagnancy, stagnation, stasis, suspense, suspension, torpor, vegetation, virtuality, vis inertiae
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