- Also called dis·play lag [dih-spley-lag] /dɪˈspleɪ ˌlæg/ . the delay between a signal input and its display on a screen, as a high-definition television screen or LCD, due to latency in digital data conversion.
- Also called in·put lag [in-poot lag] /ˈɪnˌpʊt ˌlæg/ . (in video games) a display lag between player input or game signals and the in-game manifestation of that action, due to differences in display refresh rate or controller input: To make a competitive speed run, your best display option for minimal lag is still a CRT.
- Also called net·work lag [net-wurk lag] /ˈnɛtˌwɜrk ˌlæg/ . (in video games) such a display lag due to high network latency: If you have an old computer or slow connection, lag makes multiplayer gameplay difficult.
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Shared servers are ok for smaller sites, but if you want to avoid the lag time, opt for another type of hosting.
That way, visitors can still play the video right there on your page, but they won’t deal with any lag in load time.
I had enough of dropping off important Zoom calls and listening to my partner complain about the lag during video games.
Those steps are part of the reason for the lag every election.Morning Report: The GOP Loved Mail Voting Before it Hated it|Voice of San Diego|August 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
So for example, when you click on a link on your phone, you might notice there’s some lag time to get a response back from the network.
If detection lag time is 10 days, then that, plus a healthy margin, should be the “deferral” period.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And best of all, no TSA and no jet lag (although we make no guarantees against a next-day hangover).
Was there a long lag between those tapes and the tapes released more recently?
Breastfeeding rates for black women have risen but still lag far behind those for white and Hispanic mothers.
About 50 percent of clients use the I.V. Doc for other things—stomach bugs and jet lag, for example.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Owing to its inertia, it would thus tend continually to lag behind the particles of matter about it.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Ecclesiastical is ever wont to lag somewhat in the rear of political improvement.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
I was living in Lambeth at the house of an old lag, who practically took nobody but crooks as lodgers.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
While he was urging on one part of the herd, the others would lag by the wayside and begin to graze.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
They invariably keep up, and oftener come out ahead than they lag behind.The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett