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reaction time

noun Psychology.
  1. the interval between stimulation and response.
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Origin of reaction time

First recorded in 1875–80
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reaction time

  1. physiol another name for latent time
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reaction time in Medicine

reaction time

  1. The interval between the presentation of a stimulus and the response to it.
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