- the period of time between two closely related events, phenomena, etc., as between stimulus and response or between cause and effect: a time-lag between the declaration of war and full war production.
Origin of time-lag
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for time-lag
The time-lag was roughly three seconds for a distance of 203.7 light-years.
There is, as a rule—in the economists' term—far too great a "time-lag" in the making of the best reputations.
Ewing draws attention to a curious consequence of this time-lag.
They don't understand how they can talk to us without even the time-lag between Earth and Lunar City.
That isn't much to depend on, especially since we won't have the time-lag advantage you Omans had before.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
- an interval between two connected events
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