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.
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How to use time-lag in a sentence
Nor is the gay-rights time lag entirely geographical in nature.Could an African LGBT Activist Win the Nobel Peace Prize? | Jay Michaelson | May 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They don't understand how they can talk to us without even the time-lag between Earth and Lunar City.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Another group, with a wider range of interests, has been dissatisfied because of the time lag to implement new experiments.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
That isn't much to depend on, especially since we won't have the time-lag advantage you Omans had before.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
Remembering no time lag, he simply stood in the ship with Arkalion.Voyage To Eternity | Milton Lesser
Ewing draws attention to a curious consequence of this time-lag.
British Dictionary definitions for time-lag
an interval between two connected events
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