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dead time

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  1. downtime.
  2. Electronics. an interval during which an actuating signal produces no response.
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Origin of dead time

First recorded in 1905–10
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dead time

  1. electronics the interval of time immediately following a stimulus, during which an electrical device, component, etc, is insensitive to a further stimulus
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