- 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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Roblox files to go publicNaturally there is a lag between when a deal is struck and when it is announced.
Given the lag between infection and diagnosis, it’s still difficult to tell whether or not Germany’s second wave has crested.Nobody really knows which coronavirus strategy is the right one|David Meyer|November 16, 2020|Fortune
There will certainly be a lag between long form content models such as Big Bird and ClusterFormer and significant improvements in long documents for the likes of BERT et al, in production search.
That’s because, in addition to providing fast download speeds, 5G also provides quicker connectivity with less lag.
Publishers with commerce operations have long struggled with the lag between when they drive sales for affiliate networks and retailers and when said networks and retailers report those sales.
CBS lagged a few seconds behind because Roger Mudd had gone on too long in a stand-up from Washington, D.C.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades|Richard Woodward|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The American art world has lagged far behind its British counterparts.Fotofest Brings Unprecedented Collection of Arab Photographic Art to U.S.|Yael Friedman|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sony has long lagged behind market leaders Samsung, Apple, and Nokia in the mobile phone market.
CBS has lagged in the morning ratings race since roughly the beginning of morning television.‘CBS This Morning’ Success Brings With It a Certain Swagger|David Freedlander|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Business activity revived but reemployment lagged; policymakers confronted what would today be called a “jobless recovery.”
The principle of liberty and human dignity was accepted everywhere in theory, however much realisation lagged.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
That message was for the boss, and I lagged behind in the dimly lighted hall while she was showing him into the back parlor.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
One caught a fugitive as he lagged behind—and he died screaming.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Her own work lagged, watching Annie as with quick, sure motions she made the asparagus into bunches for market.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
That is, all did save Stacy Brown, who, as was his habit lagged behind a few rods.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin