response time


noun

Psychology. the time consumed in making a response.
Computers. the time that elapses while waiting for a computer to respond to a command.

Nearby words

  1. respondent conditioning,
  2. responder,
  3. responsa,
  4. response,
  5. response generalization,
  6. response variable,
  7. responser,
  8. responsibility,
  9. responsible,
  10. responsion

Origin of response time

First recorded in 1955–60

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British Dictionary definitions for response time

response time

noun

computing the length of time taken by a system to respond to an instruction
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