time-lag

[tahym-lag]
noun
  1. the period of time between two closely related events, phenomena, etc., as between stimulus and response or between cause and effect: a time-lag between the declaration of war and full war production.

Origin of time-lag

First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for time-lag

delay, interval, space, lagging

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British Dictionary definitions for time-lag

time-lag

noun
  1. an interval between two connected events
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